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Hoops For Youth

Hoopin' It Up For A Brighter Tomorrow


Hoops For Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports at-risk kids in our communities. We provide the most basic tools that young people need to help them play team sports and face the many challenges of growing up in communities plagued by poverty and crime.  Through our efforts we offer kids, who may not get the love and support they need at home, an opportunity to grow and develop in a safe environment.

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Recent Success Stories

Nov 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

We are teaming up with the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics and the Healthy Babies Project to deliver Thanksgiving dinner to 60 families in the DMV.

Learn how you can help!


May 15, 2020

Dakota Crews Graduation

Dakota, who is an amazing woman, is the first person to graduate from college with the help of the Hoops for Youth Foundation's Jim Lyons Scholarship. We miss Jim everyday. Through his passing we celebrate Dakota today. Dakota is an inspiration. Congratulations Dakota!!! We are so proud of you.


May 27, 2020

PPE Delivery to Healthy Babies

Paul Miller works with Lauren and Cybele, with Healthy Babies to make sure families have the needed PPE supplies.


May 11, 2020

2,000 Face Masks Delivered

The team at the Hoops For Youth Foundation is out early this morning delivering 2,000 masks to our charitable partners.


May 18, 2020

PPE Delivery

The Hoops for Youth Foundation team is out delivering masks, gloves, and face shields to our charitable partners. Thanks to our supporters for helping us make a real difference!


GIVE TODAY TO support kids in need

There isn't a more rewarding organization to be a part of than one that has done so much to create so many opportunities for the youth of Washington D.C. This is a place where making a difference takes priority over partisanship and the petty divisiveness that oftentimes stands in the way of true progress. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing all of these kids come to the event every year with their energy and positivity to cheer us on as we try and be a difference-maker in their lives. 


—  Kurt Bardella, MSNBC Contributor

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