City Volunteers According to NYC's Office of the Mayor, more than 440,000 New Yorkers volunteered their time in 2014.
Young Volunteers Additionally, more than 460,000 New York City public school students engaged in community service and service learning in the 2014-2015 school year.
Harlem RBI Harlem RBI is a non-profit organization that provides a unique, year-round youth development program based in East Harlem, New York.
Community Roots Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,700 boys and girls annually in both East Harlem and the South Bronx, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities.
Sports-based Youth Development Sports-based Youth Development is a method of bringing about social change through the use of sports.
Harlem RBI Mentors Mentors at Harlem RBI are paired with students at grade 6 and continue mentoring through high school and even college.
Harlem RBI teams Harlem RBI uses team-building to teach youth essential life skills such as leadership, goal setting, conflict resolution and the values of effort and respect.
Baseball/Softball teams Depending on their age, youth play on one of 40 teams that comprise four leagues.
To find information about team games, visit: http://play.harlemrbi.org/
Field of Dreams Harlem RBI was founded by volunteers who, in 1991, transformed an abandoned lot into two baseball diamonds for the youth of East Harlem.
Building Community The Field of Dreams park became a hub of neighborhood activity through the power of team participation.
Learn More Read more about Harlem RBI at: www.harlemrbi.org
Everyday Heroes To see more volunteer stories in the Showing Up video series, visit nyxt.nyc.
You Can Too To learn more about volunteering, visit nycservice.org