Inner City Youth Engagement Leadership Programs

CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP LEADS TO CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Whose Got Next Basketball Tournament

Conditioned Minds Foundation with the Atlanta Jewish Academy is dedicated to the opportunity for ALL youth to succeed. To that end, these partners are hosting a basketball tournament with all proceeds going to closing the opportunity gap (e.g., financial assistance for camp opportunities and provisions for youth in foster care determined to achieve success)

The first annual Whose Got Next Basketball Tournament bridges respect, faith, courage, connectedness, and opportunities to bring youth from different backgrounds together for a 3 day tournament. This years tournament is offered to 5th - 8th grade boys. Atlanta Jewish Academy (5200 Northland Dr, Atlanta, GA 30342) will host this 3 day opportunity for 5th - 8th grade boys. High School youth in the Jewish community are leading the event, and this years tournament proceeds go to support 1) opportunities for inner city youth to attend Camp Mad Kavod for a free week of leadership development, activities, food, and fun; 2) collar shirts and pants for foster kids striving to achieve high academic standards in underserved communities; 3) Atlanta Jewish Academy boys’/girls’ basketball tournament trips in 2021.

Camp Mad Kavod 

This free camp is focused around Menschlechkeit (character, integrity, & sensitivity), mentorship and responsibility, respect, graciousness, and connectedness. 15 high school Jewish youth will have a unique opportunity to mentor 60 inner city middle school youth in a sport and leadership environment. Middle School participants will be afforded an incredible experience from start to finish each day. From being picked up in the mornings, provided a free breakfast and lunch throughout the week, hearing from incredible guest speakers (pro athletes, educators, city officials, business leaders, motivational speakers), participating in leadership and communication skill workshops, and team competition in athletics; each participant will have a memorable lifetime experience. Through an inspired weekly curriculum, both the high school mentors and middle school mentees will experience a connectedness like no other.