Reach & Teach are committed to delivering a lasting legacy for community basketball across our entire network. The R&T story traces back to 1999, with the inception of the Midnight Madness program which quickly established itself as the leading community basketball engagement program in Britain. The aim was to get young people off of the streets, off the sofa and into basketball, then to use their positive experiences and life skills developed through sport to help them transition into positive, healthier directions.
As the program grew, so to did the responsibility to solidify the opportunities for all of the new players Midnight Madness attracted to the sport. Having more young people engaged in sport was great, but the growing question became ‘what will the longer-term benefits and effects of all of this engagement be?’. The question led to the inception and development of Reach & Teach, an umbrella organisation who are essentially geared to deliver on basketball legacy.
The R&T formula is simple: we devise, deliver and develop programs that attract and engage new participants to basketball, then provide follow-on programs and infrastructure that bridges the gaps between where the new players currently may be and where they aspire to go – both on and off the court. Our work around legacy focuses on increasing access to opportunity for marginalised groups, encouraging greater participation and developing sustainable community-based infrastructure. The measure of our success will ultimately be in the number of young people we are able to attract into sport and help deliver towards positive outcomes on and off the court, while establishing a community basketball network that sustains our growth model for future generations of prospective players.
We work with organisations and stakeholders who are also committed to creating a lasting legacy for our sport and young people in general and welcome interest from new partners from the public or private sector.
Examples of some our partnership work:
Michael Jordan Legacy
Mayor Of London Sporting Legacy
If you are interested in working with us in making a difference, please take a moment to contact us.