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SPORTSreach 180

SPORTSreach 180


SPORTSreach 180, is an evidence-informed sports-based after school program for high-risk youth, helping to build necessary relational and coping skills so that they can make positive life choices. In each session, a team of trained staff and volunteers provide mentoring and instruction to youth.

Students may complete our program in one semester but have the option to continue as space and need dictate. Our program operates two days a week from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm during the Henry County Georgia school calendar year.

We currently operate three sites, serving all high schools in the Henry County area.


A key component to the SPORTSreach 180 program is Family Meal Time. Many of our students do not receive regular meals at home and this time opens the door for our mentors to engage with them in a non-threatening environment. Everyone loves food! Contact us if you are interested in providing a meal. There are several ways to help!

  1. Prepare a meal yourself and drop it off at SPORTSreach.
  2. Prepare a meal and have it picked up at your convenience by a staff member.
  3. Purchase a meal and drop it off at SPORTSreach.
  4. Purchase a meal and have it picked up at your convenience by a staff member.
  5. Make a monetary donation and a staff member will even purchase the meal for you.

You can make a $100 donation to cover the cost of a meal online by clicking here! So easy!

The recent expansion of SPORTSreach 180 is funded in part by Henry County’s Community Development Block Grant.

  • Average Cost

    The average cost to detain a juvenile is $309.00 per day in detention centers.

  • National Recidivism

    The national recidivism (re-offending) rate for repeat juvenile offenders is approximately 70%!

  • Juvenile Crime

    75% of juvenile crime occurs between the hours of 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on school days.

  • Preventative Programs

    Preventative programs like ARTReach 180 cost less and prove to be 90% more effective than incarceration.

  • Highest Incarceration

    America has the highest incarceration rate and total prison population in the WORLD.