Learn how David Dean, college sophomore, from Unity Hoops Basketball wants to effect change and help Crow Indian Teenagers and their community in Montana -
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Can four college students help change the world? A van full of college basketball player’s intent on learning about social change travelled from the East Coast to Montana, as part of Unity Hoops Basketball. David Dean, a college sophomore, will outline the mission of Unity Hoops Basketball when he guests on the Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com, Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.
Dean has several passions in life. A political science major, he’s fascinated with social change. Since a high school history class, he’s been concerned with the plight of American Indian children growing up on reservations in a culture of poverty, unemployment, and alcoholism. He also loves basketball. In high school, he was a point guard and captain of his team. In his freshman year at Guilford, he continued to play basketball earning All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Academic honors.
And six months ago, he had an idea… While many college students spend their time looking to be hired for a summer internship, David and three college friends have done something else. They’re creating theirs from thin air.
This spring, David and three colleagues—one woman, three men—have formed Unity Hoops Basketball. Their goal is to work with Crow Indian teenagers, using basketball to help them learn much larger life lessons.
“Unity Hoops was founded as a basketball collective that aims to use our sport as a common language to teach far greater life lessons to young people in need, inspiring them to believe in larger possibilities for themselves, and empowering them to pursue their limitless potential,” said Dean. “We are dedicated to providing the role models, resources and knowledge necessary to instill this self-belief, as well as a deep-seeded understanding that together everyone truly does achieve more.”
Their current mission is focused around helping youth of the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana. In their work on the reservation they are hosted by The Center Pole, a youth outreach center on the reservation run by Peggy White and Susie Kelly. We are also sponsored by Running Strong for American Youth, a nonprofit located in northern, VA.
Life can be tough for Indian children living on the Crow Reservation south of Billings, Montana. They grow up in families that are racked by alcoholism and poverty. 75% of the adults are unemployed. For those who attempt college, there is a 95% attrition rate.
On the Insightful Player show on MongleMediaTV.com Dean will give an in-depth look at the lives of these children that Unity Hoops has worked with; provide an understanding of the universal issues on reservations; give an overview of Unity Hoops philosophy on sport and offer a wish list of donations and other resources that Unity Hoops needs to accomplish its Mission.
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