Over the weekend, HYPE, Honing Your Potential & Excellence, incorporated an NFL combine-style camp, life skills training, and an NCAA recruiting 101 session for parents.
The program prides itself in preparing student-athletes to be the best versions of themselves both on and off the field by using the game as a vessel.
The event was a collaboration between the HYPE Series, youth football team, Harlem Jets, and AboutUNYC.
“It was a truly gratifying experience to see the first annual HYPE series take place. As a kid from Harlem and also a former football player, it means more than the world to me to give the kids of the city, opportunities that I didn’t have growing up,” said Harlem Jets COO Jamel Wright.
Adding, “A chance to come out on a beautiful day, to have fun and compete and just have a great time, was a very exciting but humbling experience. The athletes and their parents don’t know all that goes into the process of putting things like this together, but to see the parents pleased and the kids with looks of determination, made everything worth it. It made me HYPE. HYPE about next years event, HYPE about New York City Football.”
Be sure to check out more from Walter Brock and the youth teams at their socials at : @wjbrock , @createyourhype_, @harlemjetsinc , and @aboutunyc on Instagram.