Our goal is to provide instruction, at no cost, in fundamental life (social skills) development, sports skill development, as well as academic support in science and math. In keeping with research findings that children engaged in extra-curricular activities experience 5 % improvement in test scores, or that children who regularly play chess can experience up to 17% improvement in test scores, the WHJESP programs deliver outcomes in delinquency prevention, academic improvement and behavior.
Our mission is to provide every child, at no cost, equal opportunities to engage in the highest quality program and to offer character building activities through academics, sports, and the arts.
Through the years we have developed strong relationships with such community organizations such as the Buffalo Teachers Federation, Erie County Bureau of Youth Services, Lackawanna’s Baker Victory Services, Buffalo Museum of Science, United Way of Buffalo, Hopewell Baptist Church, West Side Rowing Club, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. We’ve had active participation from local dignitaries like the Mayor of the City of Buffalo; Hon. Byron Brown and, Judges Hon. Jeannette Ogden & Hon. Craig Hanna, NBA Official Rodney Mott, along with Coaches Dave Rappl (McKinley), Starling Bryant (East), Mike MacDonald (Daemon College), Fajri Ansari (Buffalo State College), Phil Seymore (Fredonia College).
Talisa King, Program Manager
411 Olympic Street
Buffalo, NY 14215