Youth Tennis and Education Programs

Posted by on September 10, 2010

United States Tennis Association Foundation Offers Support for Youth Tennis and Education Programs
Deadline: October 15, 2010

A philanthropic initiative of the United States Tennis Association, USTA Serves – Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence (formerly the USTA Tennis & Education Foundation) awards grants to not-for-profit organizations that support efforts in tennis and education to help disadvantaged, at-risk youth and people with disabilities.

Special consideration is given to National Junior Tennis and Learning programs and those following the “Aces for Kids” program model. The “Aces for Kids” program seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and combat childhood/adult obesity by providing disadvantaged, at-risk children the opportunity to learn to play tennis and improve their academic skills in a structured format.

All programs requesting USTA Serves support must offer the components of tennis and education. “Education” is defined as structured activities promoting academic achievement, such as tutoring, homework assistance, computer technology, reading clubs, and mentoring. Also included as components of the education requirement are life-skills programs that focus on individual character development and the development of social skills, individual goal setting, physical fitness, and self-discipline.

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the mission of “changing lives through tennis and education.”

Visit the USTA Web site for complete program information.

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