RushCard’s Keep the Peace initiative continued this past weekend in Cincinnati, where our $25,000 donation to Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) Cincinnati helped to add an additional session to the H3 Cincy Summer, an educational and athletic program for inner-city kids ages 10-19. Since RushCard is headquartered in Cincinnati, our team wanted to do even more for the organization. So we all came together to face off in a fierce and fun game of basketball.
H3 Cincy Summer
H3 Cincy Summer is a 5-week educational and athletic program for Cincinnati youth, with activities including mentoring, leadership development, and basketball. The program also fosters opportunities for youth to interact with and develop trust with members of the Cincinnati Police Department. The highest priority is to reduce, if not eliminate, substance abuse, crime, and fatalities in the Cincinnati area.
BHGH, a city-wide youth outreach and enrichment program, is doing some pretty incredible stuff in Cincinnati. They have a residential program that works with academically capable and motivated kids from unstable homes, whether due to poverty, substance abuse, or deceased guardians. Kids enter the residential program voluntarily, and with the support of their guardians they live in supervised homes through to high school graduation.
BHGH also runs a community-based program of scholars that remain in their family homes but still receive the same mentoring, tutoring, tuition support and programming as residential scholars. That is only some of what the organization does. Other BHGH-led initiatives include summer enrichment programs, educational workshops, and internship and job placement. The goal is for each program graduate to attend postsecondary education – with BHGH supporting them emotionally and financially as they work toward college graduation.
The RushCard team was out in full force along with our co-founder, David Rosenberg, who spoke about the work that RushCard is doing to bring peace to our neighborhoods and provide safe neighborhoods for our youth.
We thank everyone who was involved for their participation, partnership, and teamwork, as we continue to strive toward keeping the peace in all of our communities!
Up next: We’re headed back to New Orleans in a few weeks to work with local artist Brandan “B-mike” Odums on a huge mural project. We can’t wait. Check back for more!
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