Basketball

Journey into Adulthood

Jordan is learning life skills at Highfields to become an independent adult.    At 17-years-old, Jordan is one of the oldest students in Highfields residential program. It shows, too. He is smart, articulate and mature.    He is nearly finished with the program and ready to be on his own. Unlike other students, Jordan isn’t returning

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The Right Way

At Highfields’ Residential Treatment Program, Marshaun is learning how to break his bad habits and get his life back on track.    Growing up, Marshaun never thought about the consequences of his actions.    “I started committing crimes when I was 11 years old,” said Marshaun. “I wanted money and that was the only way

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Coaching On and Off the Court

Thanks to generous donors at our Golf Outing, our residential students participated in one week of basketball camp! Maurice Benson from Games Solid Skills Training took the opportunity to coach the boys in more ways than one.    “One of the most influential people in my life was my basketball coach in high school,” said

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Tyree Stays Focused at Highfields

   Tyree is only 13-years-old but he tries his best to act like a grown-up. It’s gotten him into trouble in the past; hanging out with the older crowd and not thinking about the consequences. He stayed out late with his friends and used drugs, damaged property, and stole cars.    “I was spending time

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School’s (Almost) Out For Summer! Now What?

Summer opportunities at Highfields keep kids on the right track.    Summertime can be a nightmare for working parents. Why? While parents work all day, their kids are at home with nothing to do. Parents of at-risk kids worry about the dangers of “nothing to do” turning into drugs, parties, and other bad choices.    Thankfully,

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Highfields Wins MAAA State Championship

“How do you want to be remembered?” – Head Coach, Matt Rau    For the first time in over a decade, Highfields’ basketball team brought home a State Championship from the Michigan Alternative Athletic Association.    It was a historic day that almost didn’t happen. Up until the day before, Highfields wasn’t guaranteed to play in

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Basketball Season Motivates Youth

During the 2015 Highfields Annual Golf Outing, many generous Highfields supporters donated to provide new basketball uniforms for the boys to wear this season. In the picture above, three players on Highfields’ team wear the new uniforms before their game at J.W. Sexton High School.    Every year Highfields’ residential students are able to participate

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Gym Renovated In Time for Basketball Season

   The gymnasium located on Highfields’ Onondaga Campus has received a face-lift over the past few months. Thanks to the support of our donors, the gym has been updated with a new floor, paint, lights, and more. The final renovations to take place include installing a new sound system, bleachers, wall paneling, insulation, and plumbing improvements.

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MAAA Gives Opportunities to Students

Coach Vamario Allen awards basketball player Rhishy with the Sportsmanship Award at the Highfields Basketball Awards Ceremony.    When a teenage boy is faced with disappointment, it’s not always easy to keep composure. When you add a history of anger outbursts and problems with authority, you might expect an upsetting outcome.    But when Highfields’ Residential Treatment Program

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Teaching Values Through Basketball

   For many teenagers, sports like basketball or football are a big deal. They play on their school or community teams, dedicate themselves to practice and some of their biggest goals might be to set a personal record or to go with their team to a championship. But to others, sports play a much bigger

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