The group recently hosted a basketball skills challenge clinic for “Boys Night Out” at the Fairview Family Resource Center. The program is designed to recruit young men from the Southside Community in High Point to spend more time at the center.
“Service to the community is something that HPU values,” says Mat Allred, director of recreation services at HPU. “The players now have a better understanding of the impact they can have on the community, because they experienced it.”
“The Boys Night Out event is an opportunity for these young men to have an evening focused on them,” says LaMonica Mitchell, education coordinator for the FFRC Program. “Having HPU’s men’s basketball team come out really made our 11 to 18 year-olds feel special. They felt they developed some skills, and the basketball players were really great role models for them. The boys really enjoyed the night, and have been asking us to hold more of those nights in the future.”