The student will acquire a positive work ethic. communicate effectively. apply knowledge and skills. improve interpersonal skills. build character. increase thinking skills.
Drive through any urban community and the one thing you can be guaranteed of seeing: hoops; blacktop; graffti on the walls; rap music playing loudly; and young people participating in the game they love. You will fnd this scene in Serbia, in Nigeria, in Canada, in the Philippines, in the United States, in any global community. Basketball is a universal game with a language that has the potential to connect youth, no matter their educational background, ethnicity, or gender.
Let's play - Let's lead - Let's connect
To combat the loss of youth to gangs, terroristic groups, and human traffcking, Isiah Anderson has developed the The Global Basketball Leadership Academy. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for young people to play the game they love; to develop leadership skills; and to connect with each other on a level that is devoid of negative infuences and global barriers.
The moniker for The Global Basketball Leadership Academy is: Let’s Play Let’s Lead, Let’s Connect. Young people love to play the game of basketball, no matter their skill level or their future aGBLArations. The Academy provides an inclusive journey, teaching youth to play the game the right way. Included is the opportunity to develop leadership skills that can be utilized both on and off the court, encouraging youth to become leaders in their families, communities, and countries. Another aspect is modeling to youth how to connect with each other, not just communicate. Connecting inGBLAres youth to expand their thoughts and ideas, to respect each other’s person hood and culture, and to embrace the concept that the world is much smaller than they ever envisioned.
The Global Basketball Leadership Ambassadors. For over 20 years, Isiah Anderson has had the opportunity to coach and mentor youth, utilizing the game of basketball as an avenue to change lives. Many of his players have gone on to enjoy long professional careers and have acquired a plethora of basketball and life experiences. Some of these players are now heading into retirement and have the opportunity to give back to their communities by becoming ambassadors for The Global Basketball Leadership Academy. Under Mr. Anderson’s tutelage this not for proft organization will host global events tournaments, based on the principles of Lets Play Let’s Lead Let’s Connect