"Giving back is important to me.." - Javon McCrea
Congratulations to Carlos Delatore hailing from Henry Longfellow #36 School for receiving the Javon McCrea Basketball Award.
Congratulations to the Javon McCrea Basketball Award winners hailing from Henry Lomb #20 School
There are several people that Javon McCrea and his team would like to thank for helping to make this tour a GREAT SUCCESS!
Monet Jordan Matt McCrea James Giddens
Shannon Nash Michelle Sutton Daniel Colon
Paula Grabb Tracy Maggio Debra Brown
Tom Anderson Marie Rivers Cheryl Walden
Bonnie Atkins Donnarae Johnson Ray Walden
Traci Darrisaw Lee Schickler Jareth Thomas
Morgan Tohafjian Johnnie Mathis Nicole Thornhill
Ronald Cavuoto Pam Jackson Lisa Reed
Joshua Springs Andre Jones
For Academics: For Outstanding Sportsmanship:
Kaitlyn Garcia Sidney Forrest
Sillery Gonzalez Zahrrea Payne
Shakar Thomas Jose Melendez
Gregg Waters Alexander Jordan
With the increase in the crime rate in upstate New York, it is important for Javon to speak to the young people. Sharing his challenges and successes can help to reiterate a more positive path selection to the youth. Javon shares many commonalities with them as he was plagued with many of the same situations and decisions. It was his mindset and determination that diverted him from succumbing to the pressures of violence, drugs and crime.
We’ve found the adult crime rate in upstate New York is one of the highest in the nation. Youthful offenses include bullying, stealing, assault and drugs. Javon wanted to direct their energy toward something positive. With pride, he honed in on the fact that he is just like them. His purpose is to emphasize lifelong skills such as values, self-esteem, goal setting and making responsible choices by way of basketball. So in the month of June 2015 he decided to tour schools in the upstate New York and the Boston areas to speak to the youth and share his journey.
Congratulations to Nacarri Brown hailing from Henry Longfellow #36 School for winning an autographed basketball.
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