11 Nov First Annual YSC Academy Community Event
On Monday evening, November 7, we welcomed families whose children play for soccer clubs throughout the region to join us at YSC Academy in a kickoff event for our new awareness raising campaign. We are eager to share the good work we are doing with talented young men. In the process we hope to identify friends and resources who will help support the program moving forward.
While guests listened to a series of speakers regarding the impact of our athletic and academic programs, their children participated in a soccer tournament across the street at YSC Sports, facilitated by a number of our students. Parents were curious and engaged, asking specifically about our generous financial aid (This year, 82% of tuition dollars will be covered by financial aid), about our impressive college list (2017 commitments include Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Kentucky, Wake Forest University, and Temple University), and about students’ own impressions of how their YSC Academy education has transformed them and their post-high school prospects (Our panel of four shared with maturity and introspection that they have been challenged to identify personal passions and skill in executive functioning). Their children were all smiles on the field, appearing to enjoy the connections they made with their student-coaches.