The mission of Adversity to Prosperity is to uplift communities through youth athletic programs, service and education. We are dedicated to helping inner city residents financially with their educational needs by granting scholarships and/or supplying funding for school-related expenses such as books and supplies. We are fully committed to provide fiscal sponsorship to struggling athletic programs in the state of Connecticut in an effort to uplift & give back to our struggling communities. We are currently servicing the Bridgeport, CT area. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) as of April 4th, 2014
Youth Presidential Development Program - A program created & ran by John Ramos, Jr
Harding High School Football & Wrestling Program
- 1)Successfully saved the Warren Harding Wrestling program for 2017 & 2018
- 2)Successfully saved the Warren Harding Freshmen Football program for 2017
- 3) Provided Financial Literacy Lessons by People's United Bank
Fiscal Sponsor for Harding High School Wrestling & Football Programs.
We are fully committed in raising donations to help support the city of Bridgeport’s high school wrestling & football programs.
Successes thus far:
Youth Scholarship Programs For Fall 2018 & 2019
We are urgently trying to fund our 5 scholarships for Fall 2018 & 2019.
- 1) April E. Ogden/ Margaret Gaskin - $1,000
- 2) Donald Rully - $1,000
- 3) John J. Ramos, Sr. Ed.D - $1,000
- 4) Tony Elliott - $1,000
- 5) John Lewis - $1,000
Goal: To fulfill each scholarship for $1,000 for Fall 2018 & Fall 2019 to help offset books and supplies.
Program Currently Fundraising For:
Help Save Harding High’s Freshmen Football Program
Due to Budget cuts across Bridgeport Public Schools, the freshmen football program has been cut for a second year and the equipment budget is still running at the bare minimum.
However, there is HOPE! With an emphasis on safety we have been able to reach out to our contacts and negotiate great pricing on a 7 man sled, tackling tubes, and watering stations. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to ensure the players have the equipment they need to be safe while playing a game they love. This will also save our freshman football program and allow them to have a full schedule with transportation included.
The Harding Football Team provides a fantastic positive outlet for young men in the community. Our coaching staff is dedicated to helping these young men succeed on and off the field. We participate in and organize community service events to instill the principle of giving back and to encourage community involvement. A unique aspect of Harding Football is our participation in a program called Presidential Development. This program stresses strength and conditioning, goal setting, time management and involves our young men learning interview and networking skills to prepare them for college or postsecondary training. Classes on social media and email etiquette are also given to prepare the student athletes for college interviews and recruiting visits. We are committed to helping our student athletes succeed in life and hope you find it in your heart to help us along this journey.
This is a call to action! Please help these young men achieve greatness both on and off the field.
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We are a very small foundation trying to make a difference in low-income communities around America. Funds go to a scholarship, college applications, uniform costs, supplies for supply drives, as well as administration fees such as website hosting and domain fees. Your donation will help to make a huge difference.