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Youth Basketball League (Corpus Christi)

Corpus Christi Parish, Stone Mountain, GA 

Donation Goal: $3,000



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The Corpus Christi Youth Basketball League (CCYBL) teaches its young players about teamwork, setting personal goals, and working towards them. During their 10-game season, the league’s coaches help their players learn the value of physical exercise, hard work, sportsmanship, dedication, practice, and respect for themselves and others.

Coaches also serve as mentors and positive role models for the members of their teams while building lasting relationships in a fun and safe setting that serves as a second family to many kids. Seventy-five percent of those involved in the program are not active members of the Corpus Christi parish, making community building especially important.

This group of young players practices ways to positively focus and channel their energy while learning to value each other’s contributions and unique talents. The league stresses that all players have something valuable to contribute by making sure that all the athletes on each team play in every game, no matter their skill level or the score.

Volunteers from the program reach out to community families to make sure everyone has the chance to play. This program offers resources beyond what is accessible at the local schools through volunteers who mentor, tutor, arrange transportation, and even help pay fees for families in need of assistance. Scholarships and discounts are available from the CCYBL and Corpus Christi parish to families with three or more children involved in the league or who are active in the parish, which is especially important given the high rates of poverty in the surrounding area.

Sports programs like these help kids develop many qualities – including the ability to follow instructions, filter out distractions, and manage aggression and anxiety levels while working hard toward a goal. Involvement in athletics helps build self-confidence and strong, healthy bodies.

By combining life skills with a fun opportunity to socialize with friends, the CCYBL provides an essential opportunity for the Corpus Christi parish to impact the lives of the community’s youth. Your donation to the St. Jude League Community Development will help fund vital programs in our communities, like those at Corpus Christi Parish.


Learn more about issues relevant to youth and how the St. Jude League Community Development aids communities experiencing need on our Issues pages.