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IMPACT REPORT VOLUME 1
IMPACT REPORT VOLUME 1
CONTENTS Beyond Grateful
Team of Training Assistants
Becoming a Pioneer
Mentorship: A roadmap to life
New Project: Free Skills Clinic
New Project: Community Days
BEYOND GRATEFUL I am beyond grateful for the people who have joined our team to volunteer with Tavarus Blanchard Foundation. It's a testament to the reciprocated exchange of gratitude. There are very authentic and genuine relationships built within this program. I strongly believe in not burning bridges, because things come around full circle. Most volunteers have previously benefited from the services of this
relationships are still
intact and continue to evolve. As
volunteers, you have become family.
It's apparent that
volunteering isn't just something you do- It's who you are. I see the excitement to participate, teach, and impact. I appreciate your sacrifice and for being an extension of the brand. Because of your authenticity we're able to sustain and obtain longevity.
Volunteers: Jacob Duncan, Rich Harris, Chris Urratia, Jordan Knox, Jules D'Amico Not pictured: Josh DeLeon, Curtis Galvan, Eric Terry, Jamael Haynes, Jarrett Henderson, Lily Guevera
TEAM OF TRAINING ASSISTANTS
BECOMING A PIONEER Tavarus Blanchard Foundation serves the community by mentoring student athletes while focusing on sport psychology & providing free basketball training through MPOWR Training. This foundation was formed to push forward the intent & purpose of Tavarus' village and reintroduce the discipline and determination that has defined his character. It is designed to pour into the minds and hearts of families– to give applicable concrete tools for the future. A pioneer is an innovator who sees potential & pushes boundaries to advance a cause or idea. It's because of influential pioneers, such as Al Flannigan, Don Williams, Terry Harper, Don Banks, OC Rimley, Lilon Smith, Pamela Gray, Glen Bryant & Charles Ripley that Tavarus is able to blaze his own trail in an unorthodox way. They selflessly gave of themselves, their knowledge, and their personal experience with great pride and without hesitation.
14 Athletes Sponsored
18 Youth 14-17
$28,890 Total Amount Given in Athletic Sponsorship
1 Mentor Program Mentorship gives such an amazing balance to figuring out the roadmaps of life. It allows for dual perspective, which is always needed, and expands your village. Having a mentor that guides and teaches can be the deciding factor in how much strength they gain, the perspective they receive, and their determination to keep pushing. Mentorship is something I connect with, because I've seen and been a part of needing positive male role models. I know just how important it is. Mentors turn into our influencers. Influencers have a deeper connection, beyond a temporary presence. I've gained so much wisdom, perspective, and principles to live by, because of them. Through developing my athletes, I poured into them, supported them, and spent time with them. MPOWR's mentorship program is deeper than volunteering time to athletes- its very intentional and family-based. It's for all youth who are growing up without their parents or a positive support system. When regularly checking in on athletes and their parents, basketball is the last thing I talk about. The targets are academics, social life and it's challenges, home-life, and building healthy relationships. We discuss their psychological and emotional space. Our conversations include questions like, "are you content with where you are?" and "what are your immediate goals?" Because we understand that life is phasal, it's important to uncover any deficiencies in these areas. I really enjoy the straight talk conversations that include a mutual full transparency and honest conversations about real life experiences. The sole purpose is to have a looking glass for internal solutions and accountability. The key is to grow the strength of character and expand perspective. The biggest thing I take pride in is knowing my athletes trust me, my honesty, and my integrity. Although they are provoked and their feathers get ruffled, there is security in trust. I have a full transparency and an open door policy. If my athletes and mentees ever need me, they know I'm available.
2 Training Sponsorship It's understood that collegiate athletes have limited financial resources. Our mission is to alleviate the financial obligation of player development training. Training outside of athlete's collegiate system gives them an edge, elevates their IQ, & provides position awareness. Continual basketball training helps maintain a high level of confidence and keeps athletes in a creative rhythm, causing them to be playmakers. Collegiate athletes who receive this award train with us for a long period of time to obtain complete player development. The mentorship that is included is even more critical. These athletes have to maintain a high level of mental capacity while meeting a demand. Tavarus Blanchard Foundation gives the opportunity for athletes to thrive despite their lack of resources. Training sponsorship allows athletes to continue to gain a larger vision of themselves and reminds them that their economic status doesn't dictate their destination. Sponsorship helps give young athletes a sense of worth, competence, and the ability to move forward in their basketball career successfully.
$18,650 Total for Sponsored Collegiate Athletes
IMPACT 2015-2021 Post-Collegiate Collegiate
3 New Project: Free Basketball Skills Clinic August 2022 launched our new project: Free Basketball Skills Clinic. This is an extension of our training sponsorship program. The objective is to 1) create an avenue that may spark an interest in the sport 2) gain a recreational interest in the social benefits of basketball; peer to peer interaction, acquiring leadership qualities, playing a role in a team dynamic 3) connect with the community as a valuable resource. With this project. we're able to alleviate the financial obligation for grade school athletes. Every month a free skills clinic is offered to the community in two segments. Ages 7-13 and grades 8-12. Capacity is limited to 30 athletes per segment.
5 CLINICS 150 ATHLETES
10CLINICS 210 ATHLETES
$3,400 Sponsored To Date
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4 New Project: Community Days
e best part of working with and mentoring athletes is having an active role in their sketball journey. Sharing your experience and knowledge is the purpose of nnectivity. Community days occur once a quarter either as a family gathering or a nel event. A range of 1) professional and former athletes, 2) high school and legiate coaches; and 3) recruiters speak to our athletes about basketball specific pics. These include transitioning to your next level, recruiting, exposure camps, vel teams, and much more.
TAVARUS BLANCHARD FOUNDATION
301 S. Heatherwilde Blvd #1123 Pflugerville, TX 78691