The Opportunity

Since 2008, POWERforward has organized sports camps and community initiatives in Haiti.

Annual Summer Camps in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien

Annual Christmas Camp in Port-au-Prince

Our camps

1 camp costs approximately $14,000.00 to host.

The most recent camp was held December 18, 2016, in Port-au-Prince – 220 children attended this 1-day basketball camp. POWERforward was able to provide campers with elite basketball instruction from instructors that included current coaches from both Haiti and the US, as well as former college and professional players, new and gently used shoes, a nutritional meal, and most importantly hope for a brighter future.

Our Focus:

Haiti

$1730.00

Gross national income in Haiti

< $2/day

59% of the Haitian population lives on less than $2 per day

 $1.25/day

24.7% of the Haitian population lives on extreme poverty, on less than $1.25 per day

50% 

of children do not attend school

30% 

of children attending school will not make it to the 3rd grade

60%

drop out by the 6th grade

55%

of the Haitian population is under 25

51%

of the Haitian population is unable to read and write

Our students

are identified at our basketball camps and community initiatives. Many know camp is their opportunity to be noticed and included in the U.S. education program. Immigration processes require 6 months to 1 year of paper work to bring an identified POWERforward student to the U.S. Once POWERforward identifies a student for an educational opporunity, we must prepare their immigration paperwork, transport them to and from the embassy for their appointments, and transport them to the U.S.
The initial immigration process costs approximately $1,500.00.

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