Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball returns

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball Initiative is back for its winter session.

The program runs from 8-11 p.m. each Saturday evening from January 28 through February 23. Late Night Basketball is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave.

The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball Initiative, in partnership with the YMCA, provides a safe, structured, and empowering environment for youth and young adults while exposing them to much more than basketball. Preregistered males, ages 16 – 25, are invited to play basketball, engage with local leaders, and take advantage of opportunities like employment and record expungement.

The City of Fort Wayne released the following:

Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayoral initiative that places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, under one umbrella. It is designed to answer the call to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy and help create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders, the initiative will educate, inform and engage the community in an effort to make positive change one neighborhood at a time.

Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.

Late Night Basketball is sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, the City of Fort Wayne and Parkview Health. For more information, and to register to participate or volunteer, visit the Fort Wayne UNITED Facebook page.