Community Soul: TEAM GRE3N takes Flight at White Station High
You probably are wondering, “What exactly is TEAM GRE3N?
After doing a little more research, aka hashtag hunting on twitter, I found that a high school classmate, Harry Green, had organized a basketball camp at our alma mater, White Station High School. I recently reconnected with him and his sister, Jazmyne Green, to learn more about the camp and exactly what TEAM GRE3N was about.
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TEAM GRE3N started in the academic realm of community involvement, hosting ACT Prep courses and tutoring. After graduating from Christian Brothers University, Harry contemplated venturing out in other ways to give back to the Greater Memphis area, and what better way than through the sport he loved most, basketball.
Jazmyne Green, a fellow Hampton University Alumni and co-fonder of TEAM GRE3N, is now a full-time medical student in Seattle, Washington. She worked with the team from across the country to help put this camp together. Using his network of athletes, community organizers, and mentors, Harry hit the streets of Memphis to get his camp up & running.
It started with a flyer on social media. They received great response on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. What took the team’s recruiting efforts over the stop was their “walk and talk” sessions in the Memphis community, where the team took back to the “old school” and passed out flyers at different businesses throughout the city. Harry only knew 5 of the 36, composed of boy and girls, making the camp a huge success for its first year.
“The support we got from all the people we reached out to was unbelievable. I only knew five players prior to the camp…It was an absolute blessing,” he mentioned in a conversation we had during the last day at camp.
Harry and his team of coaches have great aspirations for TEAM GRE3N and its athletic camps for the future. He says, “Although it is cool to receive recognition for what we are doing, it is all about the kids. With everything going on today, it’s all about being good role models for the kids and setting them on the right paths.” It was refreshing to catch up with a classmate who is back in the city after graduating college, and doing good work in the community.
We look forward to hearing more from Harry & TEAM GRE3N in the future. If you have any questions about upcoming events feel free to contact them on their website www.teamgre3n.org. You can also connect with them via social media:
Facebook: GRE3N Enterprises Business Page