Poverty, the absence of positive role models and a misunderstanding of what is possible are incredible barriers to success. The Inner City Ducks are removing these barriers and building the leaders of tomorrow by exposing young people to life outside their neighborhood.
Through youth basketball and football, boys ages 5 through 14 learn life skills, receive mentorship, and learn from influential community leaders who have come from similar backgrounds. Your generous donations help fund travel, hotel stays, and meals on the road for our teams.
When funding disappeared for after-school athletics, there was a tremendous hole for inner-city youth. The Inner City Ducks stepped up to fill the void. Starting with a single team of 13 boys in May of 2019, the Ducks have exploded to multiple teams with 70+ participants. This growth has been fueled by generous individual and corporate donations.
Our goals is to reach 150 participants while positive opportunities and role models to these young boys so they can create their own successful futures. By helping these young people develop positive life skills, families and the larger community also benefit. The Duck's story has been featured in several local and national media stories.
Spring and Fall football sessions are available for boys up to age 14. Boys up to age 12 participate in local football leagues, while boys ages 13-14 participate on a traveling team. Winter and summer basketball sessions are also available. All sessions are held after school.
Your donations fund costs for uniforms, equipment, and travel, which are provided free of charge to the athletes. The Inner City Ducks is completely a volunteer run organization.
Your support and contributions will enable us to make real changes. Every little bit counts!