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WE INSPIRE AND ENABLE PARTICIPATION IN BASKETBALL...

WHY? BECAUSE PARTICIPATION IN BASKETBALL MAKES PEOPLE BETTER.

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HELP US. HELP OUR YOUTH.

Our Mission is TO INSPIRE AND ENABLE YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN BASKETBALL

RAP Nation for Youth Foundation and Wisconsin RAP – Rapid Acceleration Program 501c3 have set a goal to help give 10,000 kids the chance to play basketball every 5 years through our Travel Teams, Skill Development, and Camps

BASKETBALL MAKES PEOPLE BETTER

KNOW THE SCORE

A simple statement, but one that is often overlooked. Basketball builds character, increases confidence, motivates kids to stay in school and aim for higher education; teaching life lessons that extend well beyond the basketball court. Through your support, we’ve helped organizations, schools, youth programs, community teams, and individuals play basketball. But not everyone has the same access to play basketball.

When kids get to play basketball, they get farther in life. Through the basketball matters initiative, the RAP Nation for Youth Foundation and Wisconsin RAP – Rapid Acceleration Program 501c3 is determined to create opportunities for more kids. That’s why we do what we do.

STUDENT ATHLETES ARE LESS LIKELY THAN NON-ATHLETES TO BE DEPRESSED

WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION: THE STATE OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IN AMERICA, JULY 2019

56%OF TEEN GIRLS DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS COMPARED TO 48% OF TEEN BOYS

WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION: THE STATE OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IN AMERICA, JULY 2019

24%OF HIGH SCHOOLS DON'T OFFER SPORTS

WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION: THE STATE OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IN AMERICA, JULY 2019

PHYSICALLY ACTIVE CHILDREN GET UP TO 40% HIGHER TEST SCORES

FACTS: SPORTS ACTIVITY & CHILDREN, THE ASPEN INSTITUTE PROJECT PLAY

63% OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SPORTS BUDGETS ARE STAGNANT OR DECREASING

RAND CORPORATION: WHO PLAYS, WHO PAYS? JULY 2019

42% OF FAMILIES OF MIDDLE- AND HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS BUT ARE INTERESTED IN DOING SO CITE COST AS THE MAIN REASON

RAND CORPORATION: WHO PLAYS, WHO PAYS? JULY 2019

58% OF COMMUNITY-BASED SPORTS FEES ARE RISING

WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION: THE STATE OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IN AMERICA, JULY 2019

56%OF TEEN GIRLS DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS COMPARED TO 48% OF TEEN BOYS

WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION: THE STATE OF HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IN AMERICA, JULY 2019

Success Stories

Youth basketball packs the power to change lives – and communities. As these stories remind us, we’re all better off when our kids get the chance to play basketball.

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HELP US GIVE MORE KIDS a chance to play basketball