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Who We Are

Where would you be today…
what would you be today…
—if nobody believed in you?

s2s-staffLegendary coach Jim Valvano once said, “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person … he believed in me.” Most of the kids we help at Street2Street grow up without anyone to give them that kind of encouragement. Yet we believe they can rise above their circumstances to make a positive impact on their world.

That’s why Street2Street exists to help at-risk kids Play, Belong, and Matter through sports events, mentoring, and personal development. We create leaders who become champions in the game of life.

Street2Street works directly with at-risk kids dealing with…

• Abject poverty: The latest poverty rate for the New York City area was nearly 20 percent.
• Rampant imprisonment: The U.S. still leads the industrialized world in youth incarceration rates.
• Broken homes: Approximately 33 percent of kids under 18 in New York City grow up in fatherless homes.
• Abysmal college attendance: Over 4 out of 10 students in New York City don’t progress beyond high school.

Street2Street helps kids see that they can overcome these obstacles, develop personal character, pursue higher education, and realize their hopes and dreams.

We are working toward the goal, by the year 2020, of impacting 20,000 at-risk kids in 20 urban communities in the United States. We hope you will join us in making this a reality!


Our Team

Woody Woodfin
President and Founder

Woody grew up in Dade County, a rural outpost in the corner of Georgia. That’s a long way from the streets of New York City, but Woody’s unique vision for reaching at-risk kids grew from his own background as a college athlete and his extensive experience working with high school students. Along with his wife Renee and children Abbey, Allison and Will, Woody moved to the New York City area in 2002, established Street2Street shortly afterward as part of the CRU Student Venture high school outreach. Street2Street is now a fully independent IRS-approved 501(c)3 charity.
 wwoodfin@street2street.com


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tom Lane, Chairman
Andrew Aran Bill Brucella
Brian Smith George McGovern
John Corcoran John Stanley, Jr
Mark Borst Paul Casey
Tom Grieco Tony Browne
John Terrano Jeff Sica
Woody Woodfin Jim Ray
Ed Gurak

OUR HISTORY

Street2Street is the culmination of a vision rising from the ashes of September 11, 2001. Woody and his wife Renee first traveled to New York City shortly after the terrorist attacks to help teenagers impacted by the tragedy as part of the CRU Student Venture high school outreach. What they encountered was at-risk kids whose despair began long before 9-11.

The inaugural Street 2 Street tournament held in Brooklyn in August 2005 attracted over 150 teens. Every participant enjoyed a rare moment of recognition as a champion on the court. Fueled by passionate kids, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors, Street2Street is now expanding into other urban communities across the United States.

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