We received the following message today from Q-Jump, a Queen’s University initiative aimed at High School aged students. If you are interested please contact them directly. This is not associated with the basketball league in any way.
“I am writing to you on behalf of Q-Jump, a non-profit organization established and run by a group of undergraduate students within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University along with its student government, PHEKSA.
Q-Jump is hoping to promote our services through Kingston organizations such as yours.
At Q-Jump, we believe that sport can be used as a vehicle for pro-social development that may foster higher levels of self-confidence in our participants. Moreover, we believe in the power of sport and its ability to inspire, motivate, encourage, and influence socioeconomically challenged youth. With this in mind, not only do we hope to provide our participants with skills to overcome challenges, but encourage their pursuit of higher education and further involvement in sports and athletics at the post-secondary level.
At Queen’s University, we have accessibility to great equipment, outstanding gym facilities, first-aid volunteers, and dedicated and knowledgeable coaching staff. With these resources, Q-Jump has established a weekly program where underprivileged youth can participate in many sports in a positive, pro-social environment. Our program is available to students who are motivated to participate in sport regardless of their previous experience or skill level. Although Q-Jump aims to provide a weekly program for youth in financial need, we will happily accept students of all socio-economic backgrounds at this time.
We are looking for high school aged youth who may benefit from this program. Our first session is Sunday September 28th from 11:00 am – 1:00pm. However, we will be accepting participants throughout the year. It is our hope that you are interested in promoting our service to parents and participants of your organization. We will gladly provide you with flyers and further information about Q-Jump.
On behalf of Q-Jump, I thank you kindly for taking the time to learn more about our organization. We are looking forward to giving underprivileged youth in our community the chance to have a better and brighter future.
Q-Jump Committee Member
Q-Jump/PHEKSA Office, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, KZL 3N6