Harlem Lacrosse provides school-based, full-day, year-round support for students by placing a full-time staff member at school sites for each of their programs. Harlem Lacrosse Program Directors maintain a constant presence in the lives of the students they serve. They are tutors, mentors, and coaches who provide individualized attention that meets students where they are and helps them reach their full potential.
Harlem Lacrosse programming empowers students to set high expectations for themselves, achieve their goals and break the cycle of poverty by providing daily study halls, mentoring, push-in academic support, experiential and service-learning and vigorous, character building lacrosse instruction.
The Wagner Foundation recognizes how healthy, active programming builds confidence, teamwork, and perseverance that translate into success. Engaged students stay active and inspired during practice while they work as a team to improve in every way.
Harlem Lacrosse’s mission is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today.