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What is Pickup the Ball? – Pickup the Ball

If life were a basketball court, we would all start out life from different places on the court.  Some are right below the basket and have an easier shot.  Some start out on the wrong end of the court and can only make a basket by pure chance.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to get closer to the basket so they can have a fair shot.  After that, it’s up to them to take the shot.

Pickup the Ball works with young men who may not be starting from the same place as their peers, through no fault of their own.  We do this by:

  • Getting to know them and watching out for opportunities that will benefit them.
  • Introducing them to as many people as we can to help them build their network.
  • Mentoring them in life and/or business to help guide them toward the most successful strategies.
  • Being available to them as needed for support in their lives.

We meet weekly to build bonds among all members and volunteers.  We have a conversation about topics of interest, sometimes among ourselves, sometimes with a special guest about a particular topic.  We want them to direct the conversation and tell us who they’d like to meet, what they want to learn, and what they want to do.

All services are provided free to young men in high school through age 24 who are interested in engaging with us to improve their shot at life!

Read here about our upcoming Residence for Men which will increase our ability to serve young men who are trying to get into a positive and supportive environment to better position themselves to be independent men.