How Can We Help Foundation in partnership with John Muir High School and the Northwest Pasadena community are sponsoring the 2nd Annual basketball/life skills camp. "Skillz for life" is a free camp taking place August 17th through August 21st at John Muir High School in Pasadena. It's a fun-filled week for over 100 youths, boys and girls, ages 8-14. The program features top-notch coaching and development of basketball skills, but also focuses on life skills and academics to help round out an individual. Each day includes drills and scrimmages, life skills drills, academic time and guest appearances. Among last year's special guest speakers were Bryon Russell and Stacy Augmon, former NBA players. We also had many life skills drills and programs i.e.:"Conflict Resolution" was conducted by the Western Justice Center. Other guests featured included past Tournament of Roses Princess and Olympic gold medal sprinter Inger Miller. The youth attending this camp received the experience of their life. They had a great time and left the camp with positive attitudes.
The Friday send-off will be a 12 hour, non-stop, activity filled day. Plenty of basketball along with drinks, snacks and meals donated by local businesses. Other celebrities and alumni will be overseeing and judging a slam dunk contest for all age groups. A number of games and a raffle will take place (raffle tickets will be earned during the week by being caught being good). There will be great music, dancing and dinner provided by the world famous "Philippe the Original" for all the campers and their families. One of the main goals of this camp is to have the entire community embrace these kids with the hope of building a better future. Rounding up the community has certainly been successful. Involvement includes: John Muir High School, Rice Drywall, California Pizza Kitchen, Allan Company, Bryan's Cleaners, Green Street Restaurant, The Walt Disney Company, and others.
We are looking for volunteers, in-kind donations such as water, fruit, snack bars, and raffle prizes...and of course monetary donations to help offset the cost of the camp. All administrative costs are paid by another donor, so all donations go directly towards the camp and its campers.