New Dawn Vallejo Corporation is proud to once again present the iballVallejo™ – Late Night Basketball and cheerleading program for young men and women who reside in and around the City of Vallejo. This is an opportunity for youth and young adults (both men and women) to engage in meaningful activities during the summer for six weeks.
This program provides an opportunity to play sports and engage agencies and community members in meaningful dialogue about their health, their careers and how to avoid legal judicial matters and more.
Reports state that the ¹Juvenile arrests in Solano County spiked in 2006 but have decreased annually for the last eight years, with a decrease of 14.7% from 2013 to 2014. The California Department of Justice Criminal Justice Statistics Center (CJSC) reports for 2014 that Solano County juveniles were arrested for 376 felony offenses and 813 misdemeanor offenses. The goal of the Late Night Basketball program is to keep the youth and young adults safe and off the streets during the summer months, and to expose them to caring-productive environments where they may learn and strive. Furthermore, our goal is to continue to reduce crime, recidivism and create jobs for youth.
¹Solano County Comprehensive Multiagency Juvenile Justice Action Plan- Prepared for the Solano County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council. June 2017. www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=26773
WHEN: Every Friday and Saturday, June 21, 2019 – July 27, 2019 from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am (Program closed July 5th, & 6th)
WHERE: Vallejo High School Gym – 840 Nebraska Street, Vallejo
Midnight Basketball Helping Teens in Vallejo
Please check out “8 Weeks to Change a City“, all about the impact and effects of iballVallejo-Late Night Bsketball, by James Nielsen (VPD Volunteer and Masters Candidate):