Urban Youth Development will be providing a free basketball life skills camp on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM and conclude on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 12 PM- 4 PM. Registration begins at 9:15 AM on Thursday. Camp participants are required to bring (5) donated can goods (age 10-13) and/or two dry food products (age 14-17) to be donated to the South Plains Food Bank. All campers are required to donate a new or gently used book that they enjoy reading. All books will be donated to Dunbar College Preparatory Academy's Read, Write Succeed Literacy Program. Upon registering for the first day of camp, the participant will automatically be added to the following day. Lunch will be provided Thursday, August 6th- Saturday August 8th. Camp participants must register online to participate. The deadline for registering is August 1, 2015. In addition, legal guardians must be present during check-in to sign waivers before the child can participate in the Urban Youth Development Basketball Life Skills Camp. At the conclusion of each camp date, camp participants are required to be picked up from the school by 4:15 pm.
**EACH CAMP PARTICIPANT SHOULD BRING A BASKETBALL (labeled with the child's name)
**UYD Cares Community Service activity will be held at Habitat for Humanity.
******We are VERY saddened to inform you that our Lubbock camp is officially postponed. Due to various positional changes within the administration overseeing the stated camp site, we no longer will be providing the camp at the designated time and location. We TRULY appreciate the confirmed participation and support of every parent, camper, coach, volunteer, guest speaker, and advertiser that allowed us to explore, realize and recognize the support for our program, which is of service to the youth of Lubbock, Texas.
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Darvin & Deneitra Ham
Urban Youth Development was founded in 2003 by former National Basketball Association player, NBA analyst and current NBA assistant coach Darvin Ham and wife Deneitra, an educator, to address issues affecting youth in various communities. Urban Youth Development’s first project was a free Basketball Life Skills Camp held in Darvin’s hometown of Saginaw, Michigan. The camp provides free meals, beverages, t-shirts, basketballs, certificates and awards to camp participants. Thus far, Urban Youth Development has impacted communities in Saginaw, Michigan, the Dallas, Texas metropolis, Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Kansas City, Missouri. The organization strives to instill in youth the importance of positive youth development in our communities. Urban Youth Development prepares youth to set short and long term goals, to be equipped with the tools to achieve those goals, and embrace the motivation to accomplish those goals. UYD partners with local public schools and communities to provide athletic activities and reading initiative programs to encourage literacy among the participants. Urban Youth Development continues to impact the lives of youth through its various programs that enhance social, athletic, educational and cultural development.