Who we are
Knowledge is Game!
ReJOYCE Fundamentals Academy (RFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our youth on and off the court. Student athletes in our program develop those essential qualities that contribute to life-long success while becoming skilled basketball players and having fun!
Coach Walker and her team work with our youth to teach them the importance of perseverance, cooperation, friendship, healthy choices and serving others. Basketball is a powerful motivator to teach more than the game; we use it to teach success in life!
RFA clinics offer a thematic based comprehensive program for students in grades 6 – 12. Each clinic will provide:
Basketball basics and beyond
Mentorships that support life-skills at school and home
Hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities
Community service projects that teach the importance of serving others
Partnership with local universities and NCAA Clearinghouse support for students who meet that criteria
FINDING YOUR VOICE
Rejoyce Academy: Finding Your Voice, running from July 7th-July 25th, is a summer program designed for young girls of color in the Seattle Area. It’s purpose is to aid youth in finding their voices through multimedia production, broadcast journalism and storytelling. This purpose is encouraged through weekly themes and weekly presentations that connect multimedia skills to topics of identity, community and empowerment. Youth will participate in presentations that center blogging, interview skills, online safety, pictorials and so much more in order to ensure they are properly prepared to create a multimedia project of their choice that exhibits both the skills they’ve learned and their understanding of the themes. At the end of the camp, they will present their projects to the group. Rejoyce Academy is one-of-a-kind in it’s mission that centers girls of color and makes their empowerment and voices a priority in a world that oftentimes does not. It is housed and resourced by Seattle University’s student run radio station, KXSU and is partnered with the Center for Community Engagement in order to create an approach that is holistic and all encompassing.