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BOB is committed to positively changing the lives of youth in Chicago. BOB’s programs are designed to help youth develop the skills they need to succeed in school, college, and life. BOB’s programs are effective and have helped thousands of youth to improve their lives.
Youth and young adults come from inner-city neighborhoods located throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding areas to participate in Books Over Balls programs.
Our innovative approach of combining recreational sports and life skill development training transforms any institution, hall, room, gymnasium, basketball court, and place into a classroom setting. We specialize in providing impactful life-changing solutions by creating a new culture of urban young men through education, accountability, and sports.
The partnership between Books Over Balls (BOB) and the Family Learning Company (FLC) is a collaboration between two organizations that are committed to helping young people succeed. The partnership was formed in 2017 with the goal of providing young people with access to quality educational resources and experiences.
Books Over Balls (BOB) partnered with Young 365 and Ice Cube’s Big3 to provide free basketball camps to youth in underserved communities. The partnership was announced in 2019 and is part of BOB’s “Books Over Ball” initiative, which aims to promote literacy and education through basketball.
The camps are held in cities where the Big3 plays, and they provide youth with the opportunity to learn basketball skills from former NBA players, as well as receive tutoring and mentoring.
Books Over Balls (BOB) and the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) have partnered to deliver a youth community hub, mentoring, and community relations.
The partnership between BOB and TMF is a valuable resource for children and youth. The programs and services offered by the partnership help to provide a safe and supportive environment for children and youth to thrive.
We need your help, support, encouragement, and the service of others. We’re always in need of donations, of any kind, volunteer support, and getting the word out about what we do and who we are. Please contact us to volunteer and to offer any support that you make like.