Austin Comets Athletics ™ is a mentoring sports club that provides a high quality athletic program for urban youth that allows them to compete and pursue excellence in the development of their skills, health and moral character. Read more
Austin Comets Athletics ™ is a mentoring sports club that provides a high quality athletic program for urban youth that allows them to compete and pursue excellence in the development of their skills, health and moral character.
The Metro Mentorship Initiative is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit public charity with a purpose to provide mentoring services to make an innovative and holistic impact in the urban community. Board members of The Metro Mentorship Initiative developed Austin Comets Athletics (tm) in the winter of the 2010-2011 year and is funded and supported directly from membership dues, donations of people and businesses in the community and different fundraising campaigns. Austin Comets Athletics (tm) is the flagship mentoring program of the organization and partners with Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy located in Chicago, Illinois. Community service is welcomed.
by George P. from Aurora, IL
The Austin Comets Athletics is a powerful organization that truly understands how to connect and mentor the youth. It was such a pleasure working with everyone and getting a chance to meet some wonderful people.
I was unbelievably surprised at the commitment that the Metro Mentorship Initiative, through the Austin Comets Athletic program, has to lift up at-risk youths in the Austin Neighborhood. They truly 'walk the walk' and live what they teach. I was lucky enough to find Coach Massie last year and participate with him and Coach Murray in the basketball program. Basketball is the vehicle, but mentorship is the goal. These men are inspirational to me, by both their actions and words. Again, they truly live what they teach. And what they teach is respect, pride, self-control, and leadership. I consider myself fortunate to have found a group making a difference. Yes, the basketball is great, and I love that part of it. But connecting with the kids is the key. And Coach Massie and Murray have created an environment that is safe for these kids to express themselves and build themselves into young men. This organization is outstanding, and I am honored to call these men my brothers.