British Airways awards HJTEP with $77K grant

British Airways Senior Vice President of Customer Service, Steven Clark presented HJTEP with a display check at the Harlem Armory. Mr. Clark along with several senior associates from BA and HJTEP Chairman James R. Kelly III; congratulated HJTEP for being awarded the Flying Start Fund (Comic Relief) grant. HJTEP was first awarded the FS funding in 2014, BA thought so highly of HJTEP mission & work done in the community that this years award is $77K! This grant will enrich and aid the various tennis, education and wellness programs offered at HJTEP.

HJTEP cannot thank British Airways and Comic Relief enough for the generous grant! We will continue to serve the youth of Harlem through tennis, education, wellness & life skills!

About the Flying Start Fund
"Flying Start is our global charity partnership, British Airways and Comic Relief UK. The aim is to raise money to help children living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Every child deserves a Flying Start and all money raised through will go to children's projects in the cities where we fly. The projects focus on giving children and their families a helping hand rather than a handout to help create lasting change. Flying Start is helping to give street children access to education, giving young carers a break from looking after sick family members and vaccinating babies and children against deadly viruses. Comic Relief are experts in tackling the issues at the heart of world poverty, while we at BA are well known for our involvement in communities around the world. That's why this unique partnership is such a winning combination, with the power to transform lives at a local level, on a global scale."-excerpt from

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