Friday, March 22, 2013

Antawn Jamison's March Madness Event is Saturday at Berry High

Antawn Jamison’s March Madness: Current LA Laker and former Providence High star annually sponsors a day of basketball, stepping and cheerleading competitions for Right Moves for Youth students. Saturday’s activities start at 9 a.m. at Berry High School.

 Antawn Jamison’s March Madness Championship for Right Moves for Youth Students
 What:   Right Moves For Youth is proud to announce the finals of the Annual Antawn Jamison’s March Madness Championship.  Right Moves for Youth students will compete in cheerleading, stepping and basketball competitions.
 When: Saturday, March 23, 2013-9:00 AM-2:15PM
March Madness Schedule:
High School Championship Game: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Cheerleading & Step Competition – 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Middle School Championship Game – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Awards Presentation – 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Where: Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, 1430 Alleghany Street, Charlotte, NC 28208.

More details: The mission of Right Moves for Youth is to provide the resources and guidance for underserved youth to graduate from high school with a plan for their future success.  Right Moves for Youth is a school-based, primary prevention and support program that collaborates with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office to help at-risk students improve their school attendance, behavior and academic performance.  The program is designed to promote the positive development of young people in grades 6-12 thereby improving the likelihood of completing high school and making a successful transition to adulthood. Our mission is realized through the operation of middle and high school-based programming designed to promote the positive development of young people. We meet in groups on a weekly basis.  Our groups are facilitated by Right Moves for Youth staff members and RMFY volunteers.

Students participate in 49 groups at 25 school-based sites with a volunteer base of more than 350 individuals.  We are currently serving over 1500 students. We promote positive youth development by enhancing participants' academic accomplishments, leadership ability, life skills awareness, self-esteem, civic responsibility and cultural awareness.

Right Moves for Youth’s “Pay-To-Play” philosophy rewards students for their achievements by providing opportunities to participate in a variety of athletic and cultural activities.  Students who “pay” by improving their attendance, behavior and/or academic performance are rewarded with various opportunities to “play”.

One of these is the annual RMFY March Madness competition, which gives our students the chance to compete in basketball, cheerleading and stepping.  Participation in March Madness is a reward for club members who show continuous improvement in attendance, behavior and academic performance.
For the ninth consecutive year, the March Madness competition is being sponsored by NBA star and Charlotte native Antawn Jamison as a part of his “A Better Tomorrow” campaign.  More information on this initiative can be found at