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The Bulldogs Care Foundation seeks to support disadvantaged youth as they pursue personal development through programs in athletics, education and mentoring.
BCF was proud to support New Heights Summer Academy in the summer of 2008. This program offered a full day academic and athletic experience for 100 boys and girls in seventh and eighth grade. This program was five days per week for eight hours per day and featured a 50:50 classroom to court ratio. The morning was filled with academic content and the afternoon was dedicated to a developmental basketball camp.
The primary goals of New Heights Summer Academy was to:
Reduce summer learning loss in reading, writing and math for all students;
Improve these fundamental skills in those students requiring additional support;
Offer new experiences including trips and immersion in preparatory school campuses; and
Advance the athletic development and healthy lifestyles of our student-athletes.
BCF is excited to announce that in addition to supporting this same Student-Athlete Summer Academy in 2009, we will be expanding our reach and supporting other well-run programs that truly emphasize BCF's values and goals. These organized programs will encourage deserving young boys and girls to succeed through their involvement in athletic and academic after-school programs.