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Highbridge Green Lacrosse

$9,261 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 9 months
My name is Dan Leventhal and I am currently in my second year of the Teach for America program. I teach math at Highbridge Green Middle School, where I started the first ever middle school lacrosse program in the South Bronx--one of the most underserved districts in the country.

Almost immediately after forming the program, I noticed a dramatic shift in the classroom. 15 of my 23 students have risen one grade level or more in math in just half a year. 7 students also went up a whole grade level or more in reading. The team's captain, Yagouba, has advanced three academic years (from 4th grade to 7th grade) in both reading and math. Long term, many of the students have expressed that lacrosse has led many of them to consider college for the first time.

I have been in contact with a film producer, Drew Innis, the creator of JumbosLaxTV, about doing a short film about the success of the program in order to promote the sport to other students in inner cities and to inspire other young adults to come in to help coach and spread lacrosse in this area.

I am looking to raise $10,000 for this project:

$5,000 will go directly to fund the Highbridge Green Lacrosse program (including equipment, jerseys, transportation, field reservations etc). That money will also help to expand the program. Next year we’re starting a girls program at Highbridge, as well as another boys middle school program in the area. Ultimately, I’d like to spread lacrosse to children across the South Bronx.

The remaining $5,000 dollars will fund the production of the JumbosLaxTV video to help share this story.

Any support you could give to this cause to help grow the game in the South Bronx community would be tremendously appreciated.



Thank you,

Dan Leventhal


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The guys after our first win!

Yagouba shares his thoughts on lacrosse.

Jermaine in action.

John and Michael on defense.

The guys working hard in the classroom. 

Luis before a game.
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