Our mission is to provide underserved children, at no charge, equal opportunities to engage in the highest quality program and to offer character building activities through academics, sports and the arts.

I had a strong feeling of providing a positive service to my own community, because there were so many other youth that would never have an opportunity to get out of the area unless they had strong positive influences and special training.

Our Philosophy

Our vision is to expand the opportunities for each child we encounter to reach their full potential through excellent mentorship and exceptional academic, sports- and art programming. We believe success is accomplished by focusing on four key elements: 1) Educational Enrichment and Literacy, 2) Character Development, 3) Sports and Recreational Activities, and 4) Prevention Workshops.

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How to contribute

Whether you provide resources through individual, workplace or corporate giving, or by a donation of time or expertise, your caring, by whatever means, will help to keep the WHJSC a viable service to the community.  

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It takes a village to provide a free, year round, academic, sports and extracurricular program for kids.

Our Programs

We provide instruction, at no cost, in fundamental skill development, after school academic refinement in science, engineering & math, delinquency prevention, finance management, foreign language instruction, character development, and lifetime social skills for resilient youth throughout Western New York.