Bronx Lacrosse is not just a sports team. We are a full year academic program meant to empower youth in the classroom and on the field. Bronx Lacrosse players are led by their on-site Program Coordinator. The team meets multiple times a week for lacrosse related activities and has in classroom tutoring sessions constructed by the Program Coordinator.
In 2015, Dan Leventhal began teaching special education math at the Highbridge Green School in the South Bronx through Teach For America. Looking for a way to connect with his students outside of the classroom, he decided to share his passion for lacrosse with his 7th grade class.
By the spring of 2016, he had collected enough gear and equipment for 30 players and started a team at the Highbridge Green School. Within a short time, the impact of the program became noticeable both in and outside of the classroom by families, teachers, and administrators.
After a successful 2017 season, Bronx Lacrosse was formed in order to offer this opportunity to other middle schools in the Bronx community.