There are several people that Javon McCrea and his team would like to thank for helping to
make this tour a GREAT SUCCESS!
Obe Kagde Dae'Quan Gayden
Kiara Green Jah’mere Kirkland
Marielyz Castorie-Perez Nazeriah Samuels
Shamina Subba Melvin Cruz
Jaaliyah Jones Joshua Rosario
Lilyana Pyatt-Ramos Lenijah Rivera Alshaman
Samuel Cooper Terrance Hogan
Ali Musa Melvin Koffa
Tyleek Jackson James O’Neil
Alayea Martinez Sarai Riggins
This year we recognized all of the teachers for their patience, love, instruction and being a pivotal part of their students lives.
"I want to inspire." - Javon McCrea
Barker Behrend Wright Spencer
Elmer Mathis Pearsall Lechner
Tobon Sacchitella Schickler Scott
Rinker Schimpf Erickson Johnstone
Lonadier Macall Pink Campbell
Price Roman Costanza Deats
Heimberger Husdan Eck Nevinskas
Placious Schuler Schwartz Sutera
Wallace Maimone Wilmott-Sharra Winterberger
Young-Card Mathis Principal Johnson
Tee'Leyah Hale Sha'Mirr Brooks
Darnell Turner Shakar Thomas
To begin his school tour this year, we asked schools catering to kids with learning and developmental disabilities to cut out a total of 1000 fans. We distributed the fans to everyone at the schools on the tour.
Javon was honored to be the guest speaker at Henry Lomb #20 schools Character Counts Ceremony. This years topic was Citizenship. McCrea was also invited to be the guest speaker at the G.O.A.L (greatness over anything less) event at Abraham Lincoln School #22.
Below are highlights from this years amazing events.
Congratulations to the Javon McCrea Basketball MVP Award Winners
Congratulations to the Javon McCrea Citizenship Award Winners
Elvis Maybell Emanuel Webb
Lastat Maybell Zymere Smith
Michael Diaz Eniam Santana
Monet Jordan Matt McCrea Shannon Nash K. Reiners Clinton Bell Maria Campbell Johnnie Mathis Tashima Rogers J'Loni Holloway Staples Dollar Tree Donnarae Johnson Lee Schickler Jareth Thomas Kelvin Strong
Michael Clingerman Joe Thompkins Lena Poland
Congratulations to the Javon McCrea G.O.A.L Award Winners
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 years 2015 and 2016 he decided to tour schools in the upstate New York and the Boston areas to speak to the youth and share his journey.
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