Drive for Dreams
Drive for Dreams creates life-long opportunities through education for youth in the GTA by engaging kids from at-risk neighbourhoods that have a high level of talent in basketball. For these kids, Drive for Dreams provides its players with rigorous training, approachable and committed role models, and access to high-profile tournaments in North America where they are seen by college coaches and given the potential opportunity to go to top colleges & universities on a scholarship. Since 2002, more than 850 kids have participated in the overall program. More than 70% of the graduates from our high performance segment have received full ride scholarships and virtually all of the graduates go on to post secondary education. In many instances we have a profoundly positive impact on their life paths. Many graduates of this program return home to train, coach and mentor; becoming positive role models in their community and making a positive impact on those neighbourhoods.