STUBHUB-PC Mentorship Partnership
StubHub Rising Stars Program:
As a marketplace, StubHub brings together millions of music, sports, and theater fans around a shared love of live entertainment. But at the same time, countless sports and arts-based programs around the country are struggling to stay afloat amidst sharp reductions in government and philanthropic support of these programs.
Considerable research shows that sports and the arts play a vital role in the lives of young people by building life skills such as teamwork, confidence and character – not to mention cultivating the stars and fans of the future. Imagine if the next LeBron, Michael Oher or Alicia Keys never had the opportunity to pick up a basketball, a football or a microphone as a child.
That's why StubHub created the Rising Stars program, our way of recognizing outstanding non-profit organizations that are improving access and opportunity for vulnerable youth and helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of vital arts and recreation programs in some of America's most needy communities.
Project Coach addresses some of the most formidable problems facing children in Springfield, and provides educational, social, and job training support and opportunities for underserved adolescents in Springfield. One of the most significant outcomes of participation in PC is a 100 percent high school graduation rate in a district in which just 55 percent of high school students graduate.
An emerging need among the youth we serve – the vast majority of whom are first-generation college-seekers – is enhanced career, college and workforce training to help them make a successful transition from high school to college or career.
How the Program Works:
StubHub mentors and Project Coach teens meet once a month at the StubHub offices in East Granby, CT. During this time, Stub Hub representatives will present on the topic of the month and then mentors and mentees will meet individually to get to know each other.
StubHub has provided 25 amazing mentors for the program who have been matched with over 40 PC coaches. We have had 2 meetings at StubHub and are looking forward to our upcoming meeting in May!