ABOUT TEAM FIRST

Where Academics, Health and Technology Come Together

Team First is a Brooklyn based non-profit 503(c) (3) organization that introduces student athletes who have a passion for athletics and pairs them with experts in the field of sports and professional mentors. The combination creates a mentorship platform that tracks the academic and athletic performance of the student athlete. By fostering relationships between our partners and student athletes, Team First functions as a bridge between all parties creating a bona fide program which helps narrow the academic achievement gap and produces student athletes who are intellectually and athletically skilled and prepared for college and beyond.

We target students between the ages of 6 and 18 who primarily live in underserved communities. However, we are not limited to under served communities. Where there is a need, we are able to serve. Our mentorship initiative offers effective problem solving answers to the unmet needs of the students/scholars including but not limited to healthcare, academics, physical and emotional well-being as well as a commitment to community service. Team First strongly believes that nurturing the whole student/scholar is key to motivating our participants in all areas of his or her life. Through constructive programming and strong leadership, parents, mentors and schools prepare our student/scholars to excel not only in the classroom but in life while pursuing their ambition to play youth sports.


Team First’s keen understanding of Athletics/Sports in addition its professional volunteer unit is an unmatched recipe for ultimate success. We labor diligently to create opportunities for the student/scholars that will improve their game on and off the court. Our goal is to revolutionize the current status youth sports by: 1. Improving the graduation rates in city public schools; 2. Educating students on the value of sportsmanship/gamesmanship; and 3. Preparing students for a productive post-sports life.

Team First is a Brooklyn based non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that merges the passion for sports among inner city children and young corporate professionals onto a mentorship platform that tracks the academic and athletic performance of academically underperforming children. Our knowledge of sports/athletics and network of young professionals is unparalleled. We will work tirelessly to create drivers that improve inner city academic performance, while also fundamentally changing the (often poisonous) culture in youth sports/athletics.


Team First is a New York City DOE Vendor. We work with all budgets. Team First also offers early morning recreation programs as well as in school time recreation programs.

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