Giving Kids the Advantage

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We appreciate your support to our 2021 Year End Appeal, your help will keep us moving the mission forward, and we look forward to serving as many kids as possible this year.

A big thank you to Lyndsi Holmes Wickert for the beautiful letter she wrote sharing 15-LOVE's impact on her life, and now her daughter’s life.

New Year Brings New Goals for 15-LOVE Excellence Students Participating in College Prep


15-LOVE Excellence participants are starting the New Year off right by attending weekly College Prep sessions with 15-LOVE Education Director Maxine Brisport.

A skill that they are working this semester is self-advocacy. They are learning that self-advocacy will help them to thrive in school, work, and life.


"It is important for students to understand that self-advocacy is about knowing what you want to do and going after it," said Maxine Brisport. "They understand to be college ready, their high school class schedule should have at least four college prep classes. To practice self-advocacy, students are encouraged to become their own advocate during their meeting with their school counselor to choose the appropriate classes."


Another way students are preparing for the college entry process is by receiving extra help through a partnership with an e-learning online platform - Winward Academy. This award winning interactive online platform provides students with access to the skills and content knowledge that will help build them up for life opportunities. Courses range from English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. They have just started using the program and so far response has been positive. We look forward to hearing more about how these e-learning tools are improving their lives.


A big THANK YOU to the USTA Foundation for providing this exciting opportunity for our kids.


Thank you Pioneer Bank

Thank you to the Pioneer Charitable Foundation for their generous donation to our organization. We are so lucky to have such wonderful community support.

Since it's inception in 2018, the Pioneer Charitable Foundation has surpassed $1 MILLION in donations to more than 375 local non-profit organizations and their employees have volunteered over 10,000 hours in the community!

This year, Pioneer Bank surprised a group of over 20 non-profits with a gift from their foundation to support the important work we do in the community. 15-LOVE was honored to be among this group of amazing non-profits.

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Photo credit: Pioneer Bank


Thank you for considering a gift to 15-LOVE! 15-LOVE (Capital Region Youth Tennis Foundation, Inc) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All purchases made from this list for the organization are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.


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Thank you for all your support!

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