National Recreation Foundation Spotlight
As part of an ongoing series on the National Recreation Foundation, Parks & Recreation highlights grant recipients for the foundation’s program benefitting at-risk youths. This month features programs from Pennsylvania, Texas, and California.
Russell Byers Charter School
ABC Leadership Program Grant – $77,295
The ABC Leadership Program provides innovate opportunities for Russell Byers Charter School’s predominantly low-income third through sixth grade students in the Philadelphia area. Through this program, RBCS aims to use recreation as a positive force, promoting students’ physical, mental, and social health. Components of the ABC program are Adventure, Bound for college, and Competition. Using a low ropes challenge course, the program nurtures self-confidence, leadership, and trust (Adventure); encourages students to aspire to lofty goals ....
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