Binghamton native starts athletic youth club
(BINGHAMTON N.Y.) Binghamton native Rashaud Taylor has set out on a mission to cut down on the idle time of youth. His vessel? The new Broome County Youth Club, a non-profit organization in the southern tier offering organized sports and other activities for local children to participate in.
“Idle time is the most dangerous thing our kids are facing right now," Taylor said.
There has been a major increase in violence amongst youth in the Broome County area, which Taylor said demonstrates the need for a program like BCYC in the community.
Taylor said when he relocated to the Binghamton area, he noticed the lack of athletic programs for children.
“I’ve been coaching and mentoring for close to a decade now, and after being shut out of numerous programs in the area, I decided to start my own league," Taylor said. "BCYC is committed to community coaching, which means putting quality of service to youth first rather than prioritizing the program over doing what’s best for our community kids."
Broome County Youth Club is currently centered around flag football, but plans are in the works to expand into baseball and cheer in the spring.
The club is open for enrollment for boys and girls aged 8-14.
The programs are free of charge. Taylor said the only thing parents need to pay for is the athletic wear needed to participate.
For more information on the Broome County Youth Club, click here.
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