COMMUNITY BOARD ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP LEAGUE (C-BALL)
Our mission is to develop an athletic leadership league throughout New York City, for the purpose of creating competitive sports play for male and female youth ages 7 to 18, many of whom may be exposed to troublesome and violent activities. This league, known as the Community Board Athletic Leadership League (C-Ball), will involve the participation of youth from all neighborhoods throughout the city, guided by the direct involvement of NYC Community Boards.
Competition at the local level will instill a sense of neighborhood pride and awareness for youth of various ethnicities, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds, thereby reducing potential violent acts and behaviors as well as encouraging a sense of collective unity amongst each other. This league will also focus on specialized games, activities, entertainment, job development opportunities, school readiness/mentorship programs, as well as provide for an increased awareness by youth for their civic responsibilities and participation in government activities on a local level.