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NYJTL Scholarship Opportunities Expand
New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) believes it is important to build on our history of providing access to tennis by creating pathways to higher education for those with potential but not the resources to achieve it. For more than a decade, NYJTL has awarded Victor Kiam “Going For It” Scholarships to four high school seniors entering college. This year, we are proud to announce an additional six scholarship opportunities for students in 2022. This will include four annual Louis Marx, Jr. Educational Scholarships, which will be awarded to program participants in their senior year of high school who demonstrate strong character and leadership skills, sportsmanship, commitment to the game of tennis, and demonstrated financial need. Louis Marx, Jr. Educational Scholarships award recipients will receive support throughout four years of college. Another award is the AYS Leadership & Innovation Scholarship from AYS, owner of Taste of Tennis, which will be given to college-bound participants who embody leadership and entrepreneurial spirit.
Other scholarship opportunities include the Jim McManus Memorial Scholarship in collaboration with the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals), which will sponsor the annual fees for an NYJTL Intensive Training Program participant, giving them the opportunity to train for a potential tennis scholarship for college.
We will be posting our application cycle in February- March 2022 and the winners will be announced at the NYJTL Mayor Dinkins’ Cup in May, with awards being dispersed for college aid in the fall. NYJTL is proud to build pathways to higher education through tennis and learning for under-resourced NYC youth.
NYJTL Programs Watch King Richard
Last month, students from New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) programs were invited to watch private screenings of King Richard. The film follows the life of Richard Williams, the steadfast father of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. Over the next month, NYJTL is raising funds to create the opportunity for more than 1,000 students to watch King Richard throughout our ACES Afterschool Program (ACES), Community Tennis Program (CTP), and community-based programs at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning.
Udai Tambar Named to Mayor-elect Adams’ Transition Team
NYJTL’s President & CEO has been appointed to Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ transition team as a member of the Human Services Committee. He will join a cadre of skilled experts across different fields to assist the mayor in tackling issues across the city.
ACES is in the Holiday Spirit
This holiday season, students in the ACES Afterschool Program (ACES) have been busy with a plethora of festive holiday activities. Middle school students from P.S./M.S. 219Q enjoyed a gingerbread house competition. Other of our ACES sites enjoyed activities such as holiday talent shows, movies, tennis tournaments, and more.
NYJTL partnered with the Building Bridges program from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to discuss the ways physicians and community-based organizations can improve health in the Bronx, and the role NYJTL plays in addressing the social determinants of health.
Ahsha Rolle Imparts Tour Lessons on Next Generation at Cary Leeds Tennis Center
The newly minted NYJTL Director of Tennis advocates for a holistic approach in bringing up the game’s newest stars….Read the full story.