National Youth Table Tennis Association

U.S.A.

Title
Table Tennis offering neighbourhood kids a chance
Status
Ongoing
Start date
2019
Project description

The project offers regular table tennis classes working actively in lowering the discrimination rate in school

Aim

To promote table tennis in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), an area with a high percentage of disadvantaged, high risk, minority, students

Target group
Children (under 16), Youth (16-30 years), Women and Girls, People with Disabilities, Immigrants
Foundation funding
15 000 €
Partners

National Youth Table Tennis Association (NYTTU), Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)

Context:

The current reality is that table tennis is played mainly as a recreational sport in the US. Many athletically talented students are not interested in or suited for the traditional US school sports. At-risk minority students lack safe and healthy activities. National Youth Table Tennis Federation has been doing school outreach for several years. The goal is for the children to learn a healthy lifestyle, respect and appreciation for diversity and different cultures and religions, teach fairness and equality and good sportsmanship, and, gain the rewards of cooperation and teamwork and hard work

Project Content:

NYTTA has been doing school outreach for several years. With this project NYTTA plans to offer table tennis as an activity in two Twilight Centers (a program that offer safe and healthy activities several nights a week as an alternative for being in the streets). The project will offer MPS minority students, and students not attracted to other sports, the benefits of engaging in table tennis to: increasing self-esteem and confidence (this is especially true for minority girls); learn a healthy lifestyle; respect and appreciation for diversity and different cultures and religions; teach fairness and equality and good sportsmanship; and, gain the rewards of cooperation and teamwork and hard work. All of these values can help a young person improve their academic performance and enhance their economic potential as an adult

Objectives:

• To get more students playing table tennis
• To provoke a culture change in order to table tennis be recognized as a school sport in the U.S.A
• Individual student lives are benefited



Expected outcomes:

• Increased in number of school students playing table tennis
• Table Tennis is regarded as a sport
• Students remained in school and increased in confidence and self-esteem (especially for minority girls)



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