A Safe Space Not Just for Basketball, but for Healing

DONATE DONATE A Safe Space Not Just for Basketball, but for Healing March 29, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn What PeacePlayers provides for young people often goes far beyond just playing basketball.    On March 3, 2020, a shooting took place during an adult pickup game… Continue reading A Safe Space Not Just for Basketball, but for Healing

Frank Mena Helps PeacePlayers Youth in Brooklyn Discover the Power of Vulnerability

DONATE DONATE Frank Mena Helps PeacePlayers Youth in Brooklyn Discover the Power of Vulnerability March 29, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten cities throughout the United States, at PeacePlayers, we have adapted to provide virtual programming for our young people.… Continue reading Frank Mena Helps PeacePlayers Youth in Brooklyn Discover the Power of Vulnerability

How Female Role Models Are Changing the Game in Brooklyn

DONATE DONATE How Female Role Models Are Changing the Game in Brooklyn March 29, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn The event on the basketball court at Nike headquarters in midtown Manhattan began, as they typically do, with the young women excitedly talking to one another and… Continue reading How Female Role Models Are Changing the Game in Brooklyn

How Coach Shawn Gains the Trust of Young People She Works With On and Off the Court

DONATE DONATE How Coach Shawn Gains the Trust of Young People She Works With On and Off the Court March 29, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Even a few months away from working with kids was too long for Shawn Lemmon.   The 34-year-old Baltimore resident… Continue reading How Coach Shawn Gains the Trust of Young People She Works With On and Off the Court

A Q+A with Coach Thandeka from South Africa; On Gender Inequity, and Being a Female Basketball Coach

DONATE DONATE A Q+A with Coach Thandeka from South Africa ON GENDER INEQUITY, AND BEING A FEMALE BASKETBALL COACH March 5, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Coach Thandeka Mhlongo takes us through her experience in South Africa of encountering gender based violence and inequity, and what… Continue reading A Q+A with Coach Thandeka from South Africa; On Gender Inequity, and Being a Female Basketball Coach

Niamh Burns: A Female Leader for Community Unity in Northern Ireland

DONATE DONATE Niamh Burns: A Female Leader for Community Unity in Northern Ireland March 3, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn The programme in Northern Ireland uses the neutral sport of basketball, to unite, educate and inspire children and young people from the two historically divided traditions… Continue reading Niamh Burns: A Female Leader for Community Unity in Northern Ireland

Friendship Games Twinning Two: How Virtual Teambuilding Activities Led to a Screen of 100 Beaming Smiles

DONATE DONATE Friendship Games Twinning Two: How Virtual Teambuilding Activities Led to a Screen of 100 Beaming Smiles March 1, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn On Sunday, 21st February, nearly 100 PeacePlayers youth, coaches, coordinators and directors from all over the WORLD gathered for an hour… Continue reading Friendship Games Twinning Two: How Virtual Teambuilding Activities Led to a Screen of 100 Beaming Smiles

How PeacePlayers Northern Ireland’s Annual Jingle Ball Prevailed Through COVID-19 Restrictions

DONATE DONATE How PeacePlayers Northern Ireland’s Annual Jingle Ball Prevailed Through COVID-19 Restrictions January 20, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn At PeacePlayers – Northern Ireland (PP-NI), we use basketball as a tool to connect children and young people from Protestant, Unionist, Loyalist and Catholic, Nationalist, Republican… Continue reading How PeacePlayers Northern Ireland’s Annual Jingle Ball Prevailed Through COVID-19 Restrictions

The Jerusalem All-Stars: A Tale of Two Cities

DONATE DONATE The Jerusalem All-Stars: A Tale of Two Cities By Rifka Miyara January 10, 2021 SHARE Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Jerusalem, 2011. An imaginary border divides Jerusalem into two, separating East from  West, Palestinian from Israeli. This border is as real and daunting as the fence… Continue reading The Jerusalem All-Stars: A Tale of Two Cities