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Who We Are and What We Do
Kids of Cleveland Youth Organization was co-founded in 2011 by Francisco Santiago, Gabriel Matos and Haidee Garcia. They started as an inner-city youth development basketball program teaching life skills. As time went on, they realized that there were many issues growing within the youth and the community. Issues such as poverty, drugs, violence, mental health issues, emotional issues, family issues, lack of proper education, diet and a lack of cultural identity were running rampant in the community. They decided it was time to make an impact on the whole individual and in 2017 they became a non-profit focusing on using a holistic approach to help the youth connect with themselves.
As the only Latino youth travel basketball team in the area, they continue using sports as a vehicle to teach life lessons. They also use this platform to promote healthy lifestyles and relationships with themselves and others, mold young entrepreneurs, provide employment opportunities, and give the youth an opportunity to express themselves in a healthy and creative atmosphere.
Thank you for your time, and we hope you can help us make a difference in these kids lives, and help them achieve their goals in life.