Ladies Who Hoop, Inc. offers free youth enrichment through Future LWH, a unique program created to strengthen participant confidence and character by promoting educational, athletic and life skills development through basketball. Members learn teamwork, goal setting and the pursuit of quality in performance from an all–female coaching and mentoring team, while gaining valuable life lessons through participation in community events, workshops and a number of local and regional tournaments.


In addition to basketball instruction, the program's enrichment opportunities help participants develop leadership skills and become meaningful contributors to the greater community. Programs include volunteering, leadership development, prevention and early intervention, STEM, social influence, homework help and peer to peer mentoring. Participants also engage in special initiatives like Watch Me Work, a program that introduces members to a variety of women in diverse career fields through mini-apprenticeships, and Future LWH Voices, a forum to promote youth activism by using voices in positive and productive ways.


Future LWH programs are provided free of charge in partnership with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and the Goddard Riverside Community Center Beacon Program. Click below to learn more about open enrollment and year-round programming.