Covenant Ministries receives grant for basketball mentoring program
Covenant (Brit) Ministries Inc. in Essex is the recipient of a 2016 Community Champion grant award from Constellation energy, an Execelon Company, for its Covenant Basketball Mentoring Program. The grant award allows the program to purchase equipment that will be used to develop fundamental skills youth need to master the game.
The Covenant Basketball Mentoring Program teaches life skills through basketball to develop character and to equip youth for success by showing how the game is relevant to everyday life. Youth participating in the program will grow in responsibility and confidence. The program guides youth in grades 6-12 through twelve principles that help develop life and leadership skills — vision, teamwork, discipline, respect, confidence, humility, consistency/reliability, sportsmanship, choices, attitude, communication and honesty. Each lesson correlates the principles of the game to family, school/business and spirituality. For example, youth must be impregnated with vision to improve their performance on the court. In the same way they must develop an operative vision of their future to grow and thrive. Likewise basketball strategy, tactics and plays not only teach the importance of team work, but also various ways to reach life’s outcomes. Using the lessons learned from the youths’ desire to maximize their potential on the court, the mentoring program will guide the mentees to begin thinking about what they want out of life — career, family environment and personal character.
The basketball mentoring program meets at 5 p.m. each Wednesday at Covenant Ministries, 436 Eastern Boulevard and runs through September. To register or volunteer contact Robert Squire 610-609-0509 or to donate call 410-686-7229.
The Covenant Basketball Mentoring Program teaches life skills through basketball to develop character and to equip youth for success by showing how the game is relevant to everyday life.