Part of Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders is to make people aware of how children can benefit from physical activity as it contributes to developing a healthier lifestyle and motivates and incentivizes students to achieve A’s and B’s in school. As a reward to encourage the students to participate, BCYL takes fully engaged kids to a professional sporting event.
The physical fitness habits that the kids learn with us form good habits that will facilitate better health for the rest of their lives.
Honor roll students have visited the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knick, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and have taken part of on field and court activities. In 2014, the Honor Roll program achieved its highest number of participants as 28% of the total number of BCYL youth achieved honors for the year. This is a huge improvement when in 2006 less than 10% of the students achieved honors. BCYL has seen an increase in awareness and effort among our students and parents to attain honors. In 2015 we set the challenge that the honor roll students would visit the Baltimore Orioles in Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore Md. The goal is that by 2016 30% of BCYL students will be achieving A’s and B’s in school.
Why it matters?
BCYL’s objective is to provide the youth the environment, resources and inspirations that teach them how to succeed and become exemplary citizens and students. Our dream is that once our kids succeed they will be back to continue this cycle of success; hence our motto, “Building Today’s Youth…Tomorrow’s Leaders”. The honor roll trip is a great opportunity for our youth to experience environments outside of Bridgeport as many have limited economic resources.
How will the funds be used?
We collect report cards after every marking period and do an organization wide communications and recognition at several BCYL events.
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