T2T is an international community outreach program founded by Kenneth Avery Racine and a small group of like-minded friends to reach out to teens impacted by disaster and poverty. The goal of the program, which is a youth subsidiary of Phoenix Rising for Haiti, is for teens to reach out to teens, the usually unseen group in all outreach efforts.
Throughout the many different global or economic catastrophes, a common correlation has formed. “Aid the women and children!” Although, the fight for the protection of women and children is an honorable cause, a large class is overlooked during time of crisis, the teens.
T2T focuses on the well being of teens in need around the world. We utilize organized sports as a tool to unify teens. Sports can keep teens off the streets and in shape physically as well as build self-esteem and positive relationships. Our goal is to provide uniforms and groomed fields in areas without the ability to provide for itself. In order to join a team, one must be enrolled in school and maintain a record of regular attendance, only allowing those pursuing an education to be eligible for membership. Teen2Teen aims to teach leadership, and give teens in need a place where he or she is welcome. The peer to peer counseling will help teens stay focused and help spur each other on.
Communal pride is the first step towards sustainability. PRH and T2T share the achievable dream of a thriving Haiti, where communities raise up their youth with higher education and hope for a brighter, more sustainable future. T2T aims to expand such efforts to an increasing number of needy nations.
Beyond creating bridges through sport, T2T seeks to build lives by awarding scholarships to deserving teenagers who are determined to improve their situation. What begins with sport becomes a building block of a sustainable and vital society.
Relationships built on sport can blossom into conversation and elevate the condition of all involved
Because, but for a twist of fate, it could be us. And we all deserve a chance.