Count on the staff at Not Just Hoops, Inc. to help the community. Our not-for-profit organization offers a variety of community resources including food, wellness and recreational activities.
Our organization focuses on creating a healthy community. Not Just Hoops in conjunction with Seeds In The Middle looks to formulate a "Healthy Eating Cafe" encompassing a local elementary school in Bedford-Stuyvesant. This program will focus on the importance of having fruits and vegetables as part of our daily diet. The program will also consist of the creation of a community "farmer's market" that will be run by the students and other community youths.The program will also entail the creation of a garden to beautify the school as well as the community. The staff will consist of school staff & students, neighborhood residents and Not Just Hoops & Seeds In The Middle staff.
Not Just Hoops has established itself as a Resource Center for the community. The first Resource Expo was held March 28th and it provided residents with information regarding educational programs, job training, health & fitness programs, locations of food programs in churches and community centers along with food pantries throughout the community.This Expo also gave other community based organization, local businesses and churches a platform to provide information to the community residents as well.
Not Just Hoops offers mini nutritional sessions for the community. Our staff covers exercise, proper rest and eating healthy. Our program looks to educate the residents and help them become more aware of the importance of being healthy and staying fit.
Not Just Hoops focuses on providing youth with sports programs. The main feature is the Basketball Program. This program presently has two major events during the year. Basketball Clinic- This is the Spring program and is held during May & June; it is our annual basketball clinic. This clinic includes an exercise regimen and mini nutritional sessions for youth ages 8 to 18 years old. Basketball Tournament - This is the Summer program held during July & August, which consists of an eight week basketball tournaments presently held in Brevoort Playground located in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Aerobics in the Park
Not Just Hoops also has a "Hoops Aerobics in the Park" program for the neighborhood residents. Presently, it is held at various Parks in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Community. We look to expand this program to in-door during the Fall and Winter months and have evening and weekend sessions to promote health and fitness year round. Not Just Hoops is also gearing towards having an indoor Winter Youth Exercise Program. This "new" program is in the development stage.
Center Shot Archers
Not Just Hoops has collaborated with Center Shot Archers. This program is presently held at Junior High School 271 on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. Not Just Hoops looks to assist the Director Larry Brown, in preparing Archers to participate in various Archery tournaments throughout the State as well as prepare them to participate in the 2016 Olympics in the Archery segment.
Being a resource center for the community, we provide residents with information regarding free medical screening and checkups, educational programs, job training as well as locations of food programs in churches, community centers and food pantries throughout the community.
Our Fall Festival
Not Just Hoops is gearing towards having an Octoberfest Festival. This free festival for the community will feature different mobile trucks and community base organization tables. These organizations will provide the community with information from medical screening to educational programs to job training facilities and down to housing assistance programs.