About the Organization:
The Riverside Hawks promote athletic development, educational advancement, strength of character and successful lives for underserved youth. We accomplish our mission by:
- Encouraging academic excellence through afterschool and extracurricular programs;
- Helping youth establish and achieve short- and long-term personal goals;
- Promoting the development of strong moral character and the value of fair play; and,
- Providing a support system to ensure youth become valuable
About A-List’s Program with Riverside:
Through the generous funding of Metropolitan Realty Group A-List began providing SAT test prep to the Riverside Hawks basketball players and other students participating in Riverside Church’s programs. Starting in the spring of 2013, A-List provided an intensive 25 hour course to the students at Riverside as well as a follow up course in fall 2013.
DID YOU KNOW…
In fall 2013, Riverside students has an average SAT score improvement of 253 points.
Dr. James M.
…There is a need for the type of program you have developed to be made available to every child regardless of income. This is why I have brought A-List into school districts I have been fortunate enough to lead: to train our teachers and provide the support necessary to improve our students’ scores.
A-List was engaging and substantive for our students. Each week our Dreamers were completely immersed in the class’s content…The sessions were poignant, enjoyable, and challenging and exactly what I had hoped for my Dreamers.
This was by far the most useful professional development session I’ve attended in my career.