Are you interested in coaching, mentoring, tutoring, or enriching the lives of young men? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you! We are looking for positive adult male volunteers who can commit to helping our boys become the young men they are destined to be. All adults will be background screened by Jacksonville Children's Commission(JCC) as part of the mentoring/volunteer process.
We are not just a basketball program, our program uses the game of basketball as a vehicle to bring in male participant’s ages 8 through 18 as long as they are in high school. We offer individual and group mentoring by qualified mentors, tutoring by certified teachers, and daily enrichment classes that speak life in to our participants. Our target areas are 32206, 32208, 32209 and 32218 zip codes.
All participants must be enrolled by a parent or legal guardian. We have rules and guidelines that must be read and signed by parents/guardians. These rules/guidelines must be followed at all times.
Participants must attend classes in order to participate in any basketball/physical fitness activities. With education also being a key component of our program: Report cards and progress reports must be turned in after each grading period and if any grade is below a 'C', tutoring becomes mandatory and/or basketball/physical activities periods will be adjusted accordingly. Each year as part of the program, our participants are required to participate in various community service projects.
••Target males ages 8 - 18
• 8 Week Summer Program.
•Meets every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
•Participants attend mandatory night workshops which focus on values, self-control, self-discipline, accountability, and conflict resolution skills through faith-based teaching.
•Mentors are assigned to each participant.
For further information, please call (904) 660-2157(NCI Office)
Hours are as follows:
Mon, Tues and Thurs: 4- 6pm Tutoring and Enrichment Classes
6- 8pm Basketball/Physical Fitness Activities
Saturdays: 10-2pm (ONLY if facility is available)
W. I. N. Boys Mentoring Program:
Pat Brown, Interim Executive Director
Rhynett Chatman, Director of Development
…W.I.N. (Working to Improve Neighborhoods) a crime prevention/youth empowerment program that uses organized basketball as a vehicle to create positive social change and to encourage leadership among Jacksonville’s underserved male youth.