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Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership Featured on CBS Evening News

Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership Featured on CBS Evening News

For many young students in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, lacrosse is a sport they never knew existed. And as Anne-Marie Green explains, it’s changing their lives, one game at a time. Read More…

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Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership Team Headed to the University of Virginia


NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 — On March 7th, lacrosse-playing students from Harlem will be traveling to University of Virginia with the Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL) program for a two day, horizon-broadening on-campus stay. The thirty middle school students hail from P.S. / M.S. 149 – The Sojourner Truth School, whose new team is coached by Wyatt Melzer, a 2012 graduate of The University of Virginia and a member of the school’s 2011 National Championship-winning team. Read More…

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Harlem Shake Video Actually Made In Harlem


Lacrosse-playing students from Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL) practice on the concrete handball courts outside their Harlem (NYC) public school. After a long week of study halls leading up to their first outdoor practices, coaches decided that the students had earned a little dance break. This is what happened next… Read More…

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Inner City Lacrosse Featured On NBC Nightly News (Video)

Friday evening, NBC Nightly News featured a segment with Inner City Lacrosse, an organization that facilitates the growth of lacrosse in communities where options to play are almost nonexistent. Michael Gary, the Founder, has always viewed lacrosse as a stepping stone to get kids to not only grow on the field, but also in the classroom. With the help of Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse coaches from neighboring Trinity and Yale, Gary has been able to see his vision come into fruition. Read More…

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Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership to Bring Lacrosse to PS/MS 149 – The Sojourner Truth School


NEW YORK, October 4, 2012 — Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL), a youth organization that uses lacrosse training and academic intervention to instill leadership skills and social responsibility in students, is proud to announce a new partnership with PS/MS 149 – The Sojourner Truth School, a K through 8th grade public school in Harlem. Read More…

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Kyle Harrison Sits Down with Lacrosse Playground at Harlem Lacrosse Skills Camp (Video)


Kyle Harrison is one of the most recognizable players to have ever played the sport of lacrosse. He is an icon and a role model for people who have followed in his footsteps. Harrison inspires on and off the field, whether it be his athleticism or his motivating words. This past weekend, Harrison hosted a lacrosse camp in Harlem. With the help of Nike Lacrosse, STX Lacrosse, Powerade, and more, Harrison was able to teach the basics to children ranging in age from 8-15. As an ambassador of the sport, he travels all over the world. And, we caught a glimpse of what it’s like to be Harrison. Read More…

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Kyle Harrison Hosts Lacrosse Camps In Harlem


On Saturday and Sunday, top pro lacrosse player Kyle Harrison (in partnership with Nike, Powerade and STX Lacrosse) hosted lacrosse camps at Harlem’s St. Nicholas Park for 100 kids, ages ranging from 8 to 15. The purpose was to expose lacrosse to inner-city youth in NYC and to inform them of the many scholarship opportunities available through the sport. It’s a unique event featuring a special individual in the world of lacrosse, Harrison. Lacrosse Playground was at the event Saturday. Read More…

Harlem Lacrosse Brings on New Full-time and Part-time Staff

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HARLEM, NEW YORK CITY – Jake Klein, former assistant coach with the Frederick Douglass Academy Middle School and High School Varsity Lacrosse Teams, was hired this past spring as HLL’s first official , full-time Program Director. In addition to coaching the middle school program, Jake directs the academic mentoring services, coordinates work with Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership’s talented body of tutors, and manages the boarding school placement counseling services offered to about a dozen students by HLL. Read More…

Two Worlds of Modern Lacrosse to Collide in Harlem

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Sensational Pro lacrosse player & marketing personality, Connor “Con Bro Chill” Martin, to visit Harlem Lacrosse Program; two worlds of modern lacrosse culture set to collide at Frederick Douglas Academy. Read More…