Harlem/Metro Lacrosses mission is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today.
MetroLacrosse is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the sport of lacrosse to inspire personal, athletic, and educational success among urban youth and teens. We have a couple of different options if you are interested in volunteering with MetroLacrosse this spring. Coach a Team: we have traditional team based programming which requires at least 2 volunteer coaches per team and we will have about 10 teams this spring. Teams practice at least twice a week from 6-8pm and have games on the weekends. The age groups for the teams are grades 4-6 (Youth), 7-8 (Junior), and 9-12 (High School). Teams practice at Chelsea High School, East Boston Stadium, Franklin Field in Dorchester, Madison Park in Roxbury, and West Middle School in Brockton. Teams play games against other MetroLacrosse teams and also local lacrosse clubs and schools. Become a Community Site Volunteer: For those who can't commit to coaching a team, we have another. MetroLacrosse collaborates with various community centers around Boston and Chelsea. At these community sites, we'll hold one-hour lacrosse clinics 1-2 times a week for youth and teens in 3rd through 8th grade. The clinics will be coached by both MetroLacrosse staff and volunteers and will take place both in the after-school time frame as well as early evening (anywhere between 3pm and 8pm). Community Sites for Spring 2011: Jordan Club, Chelsea; West End House, Allston; Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club, Dorchester; Mattahunt Boys and Girls Club, Mattapan; Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, Lawrence.