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Our Impact

Providing a Better Way to Play

National Average

Kids in the Game Foundation

of children experience chronic peer relationship difficulties such as rejectment and harassment
> 90%
of students made a new peer relationship and 88% of Kids in the game participants strengthened peer relationships through our programs
of NYC Youth attend college
> 92%
of Kids in the Game participants attend college
Kids from the lowest-income homes are more than three times as likely to be physically inactive.
of our participants come from low income households
Many studies suggest that time spent engaged in physical activity is related not only to a healthier body but also to a healthier mind (Hillman et al., 2008).
> 82%
of Kids in the Game participants agree they will continue participating in traditional sports and 77% of athletes made significant gains in their self identity.

Why We Exist

Lack of Physical Activity
86% percent of our after-school participants feel they can recognize and act upon their peers' feelings

Develop emotional intelligence in youth

Establishing NYC as the Nation's Talent Hub
88% of our summer campers made a friend that doesn't go to their school this summer at camp

Connect people of all backgrounds

Establishing NYC as the Nation's Talent Hub
Over the course of 2 seasons, 96% of KING Hoops players gain skills in self-management and positive identity

Foster a positive sense of self in kids

Integrating NYC Communities
74% of our scholarship recipients report that through our programming, they added a caring adult to their social capital.

Form impactful, long term relationships


“I just wanted to say thank you for everything and being the outlet for the short amount of time I was playing for KING Hoops. This was the first basketball program that gave study hall and actually cared about the growth for the players. The coaches have given me a new found courage in myself I thought I’d never have. My heart will forever stay with KING Hoops. The time y’all put into this program was not for no reason because me and the rest of the senior class will grow and we will give back to this program. Also personally thanks for taking care of me and my brother”

- Jaylen, KING Hoops Player

296 Summer Camp Weeks Provided
66 Sports Program Scholarships
18 Real MVP Recipients

For more information on our impact, See our full 2021 Impact Report HERE!