Sprint to Cite Soleil works alongside the community of Cite Soleil, Haiti to inspire, empower, and create peace. Let's transform lives today!
Cite Soleil, Haiti is often recognized for its extreme poverty and gang violence. We and many promising leaders within Cite Soleil believe this can change in time with sustainable, long-term programs for kids and commitment from the community of Cite Soleil. Sprint to Cite Soleil is a critical program towards driving this change. Sprint works with this community to empower, inspire and promote solidarity through 4 specific aspects: basketball, nutrition, community, and connection. Sprint's basketball program is the foundation of our program. Every Saturday and Sunday, 160 boys and girls (grades 1-12) from all across the community come to together to train in basketball. This program not only gives kids and young adults a supportive and close-knit community, but steers Cite Soleil's next generation off the streets and away from gang affiliation. These kids are all trained weekly by our 10 employed coaches, who also serve as role models. In addition to basketball, Sprint has hired 4 cooks to prepare a nutritious meal for every kid following each Saturday practice. This homemade rice, bean and meat/fish meal is too often the only meal of the day and only reliable source of food for these kids. Outside of our weekly basketball and meal program, Sprint works alongside the community to further support and inspire. In the past, Sprint has led community clean-ups, built Cite Soleil's only standing community basketball court, and so much more. Lastly, Sprint is connected with many national and international organizations and change makers to expand our work and impact upon this community and further. Sprint has supported the build of Cite Soleil's first library, is connected to two Haitian hospitals, a special needs home, orphanages, and other community programs!