Rachel Colburn

Rachel Colburn has been a part of the non-profit world for over seven years starting with the Hoops For Kids program she co-founded. The idea was to successfully impact the at-risk youth community in Netanya, Israel through the sport of basketball and the local professional basketball team, Barak Netanya. The program has grown in so many positive ways since its fruition and has expanded into other cities like Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Katzrine. Program activities include weekly mentoring by professional athletes and volunteers, free tickets to their local professional basketball team’s games, and free t-shirts and basketballs for every youth participant. Aside from Hoops For Kids, Rachel is in the process of building the Kids Connect Network program, run by the Kids Connect Charitable Fund, which seeks to incubate and consult other non-profits with a focus on mentoring, community integration, and at-risk youth. Their goal is to have 1 million youth impacted worldwide by 2020.

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