Offer urban youngsters the chance to learn an unfamiliar sport and sharpen their skills on and off the courts.
"HJTEP has been a part of our family life since our older son, who is now playing college tennis, joined in 2006. The organization, staff and coaches have been an integral part of our kids' upbringing. What my kids have learned at HJTEP is not just about tennis, but about good work ethic, commitment, tenacity, good sportsmanship, the necessity for diversity and inclusiveness, empowerment, being part of a team and much more. Even after our youngest son goes off to college next year, HJTEP will always be a part of all of our lives."
— Debbie Taylor-Kerman
Impact at HJTEP
Over 20,000 students reached.
80% of program graduates have attended college.
Over 40 years of service.
95% graduation rate for high school level participants.
Venus Williams and ClifBar Show Support for HJTEP
Venus Williams and ClifBar have teamed up to champion for HJTEP. Recently, Venus came to Fred Johnson Tennis Courts, also known as "The Jungle" to shoot a commercial describing the importance of programs like ours.
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