Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow. They use the power of teams to Coach, Teach and Inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Harlem RBI is a unique, year-round youth development program based in East Harlem, New York. Since its founding in 1991, they have grown to serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities.
When Harlem RBI youth graduate from the program, they are expected to embody the attributes of their DreamList:
- PHYSICALLY HEALTHY
- CONFIDENT, COMPETENT AND CARING
- ACTIVE CITIZENS
- HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
- COLLEGE GRADUATES
- TEAMMATES, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
nycTIES Partnership Year: 2007
On October 3rd, 2007, nycTIES hosted "Harlem Dreams", a benefit that brought together over 520 people and raised $20,000 for Harlem RBI. Hosted at BLVD in Soho, the event provided young professionals with both a rock band concert and a dance club experience. Harlem Dreams featured the music of The Rockets, and was preceded by an exclusive VIP reception for nonprofit leaders from across New York City.