The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need within our community, and provides funding for youth in crisis, youth health initiatives, youth baseball programs, and youth education. The Texas Rangers sponsor 3 of our programs in Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. This active collaboration with the Rangers Foundation is in its second year and we feel so fortunate to have teamed up with this amazing organization. As we looked to expand our programs in Texas, we heard about the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and their outstanding track record of service to the community. We partnered with them in the spring of 2011; combining our resources to get into more schools and reaches more students. They were so excited about implementing the just keep livin program to empower teenagers to live healthier lives and they have truly embraced all aspects of the program.
They organize events and activities, which their staff participates in, and they involve other members of the Texas Rangers family as well. They recruited Nelson Cruz to be the ambassador for the programs and watching the students interact with him is fantastic.
We are proud of this partnership and we look forward to continued success together.
THINK Together’s mission is to provide high-quality, academically oriented out-of-school programs for students regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomic status. Since its inception in 1994, THINK (Teaching,Helping, Inspiring and Nurturing Kids) Together has been committed to improving academic outcomes for children and youth living in under-resourced communities. THINK Together today serves more than 75,000 at-risk youth from 250 locations across California. The non-profit organization provides comprehensive extended-learning programs to K-12 students that include structured academic instruction, homework support, skill-building activities, physical fitness and healthy nutrition.
Through our partnership we have implemented our programs about health, fitness and nutrition at four sites in California: Century High School and Valley High School in Santa Ana, and Azusa High School and Gladstone High School in Azusa.
This partnership expands on THINKTogether’s model of scalability and unique ecosystem of support and it enables our program to provide these students with the opportunity to enhance their life and learn healthy choices for a brighter future.
Brees Dream Partnership:
Brittany and Drew Brees founded their Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 with a mission to improve the quality of life and provide opportunities for children and families in need. The Brees Dream Foundation is a co-sponsor for two of our programs in New Orleans. We partnered up with BDF in the fall of 2011 to pilot one program and we have since expanded into two schools: Warren Easton Charter High School and New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School. We combined resources in this collaboration and have been thrilled with the success thus far.
With Drew and Brittany’s commitment to New Orleans and their passion for the local community, we are able to implement our programs in more schools to reach more students. We are so fortunate to have their support on the ground in New Orleans as it doesn’t get much bigger than Drew Brees in WhoDat nation!