The Challenge

Students from low-income communities are too often not being provided with the necessary resources to succeed.  Essential programming is being cut, per pupil expenditures are down and the need for investment in education has never been greater.

25%

Only 25 percent of high school students graduate college-ready in the four core subjects of English, Reading, Math, and Science.

4/5

Four of every five students who come from low-income households don’t meet reading proficiency requirements.

< 10%

Less than 10% of the bachelor’s degrees awarded across America went to students with a family income below $33,000.

68%

Nationwide, 68% of 8th graders cannot read at grade level. Most of these students will never catch up.

Our Impact

Since 2009 TopSpin has staged thirteen events across four cities, bringing together over 9,000 people and raising $2.5MM for 19 nonprofit partners.

The Beneficiaries

TopSpin is dedicated to creating new programs and supporting nonprofits that solve the nation's most pressing child education issues.

A Better Chance

Focused on increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented, low-income students of color from the five boroughs of New York City.

America Needs You

The mission of America Needs You is to fight for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students.  We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.

Horizons

Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School is a summer and afterschool academic enrichment program serving low-income students in grades K-8 with a dynamic curriculum of Reading, Math, Science, and the Arts.

TopSpin Hoops Academy

The overnight camp provides intense basketball training and competition, but is just as much about scholarship, conflict resolution and community service.

HARLEM LACROSSE

Harlem Lacrosse’s mission is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential.

It's Your Serve

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