We really do have an AWESOME team here at Project RACE, from our Executive Director, to our Board, to our thriving membership! One part of our team that always shines bright is our youth leadership of Project RACE Teens and Project RACE Kids! Not only are our youth leaders doing great things in the field of multiracial advocacy, but they are doing great things in the field of sports. This week is particularly exciting! - Kelly B.
Olivia Mukendi, Project RACE Teens President
The President of our Teen division, Olivia Mukendi, has qualified to compete in the 2013 Penn Relays this week! Penn Relays is the oldest, largest and among the most prestigious track and field competitions in the world. Olivia and her team from Hillsborough High School will compete in the Girls 4 x 400 relay. Running in this event is a dream for many track athletes. Qualifying as a sophomore is a truly amazing accomplishment! Congratulations, Olivia!!
Nico Mukendi, Project RACE Teens PanelistOlivia's brother, Nico, who serves as a National Panelist for Project RACE Teens is also making a huge splash in the sporting world this week! Nico is a member of the US Team Handball Junior National team playing in the International Handball Federation tournament next week in Guatemala City, Guatemala. In response to his extraordinary and versatile athletic abilities, Nico was recruited earlier this year to represent our country and train for the 2016 Olympic Games even though he had never played handball before ! Go USA! Go Nico!
Karson Baldwin, President Project RACE KidsNever one to miss out on the excitement, Project RACE Kids President, Karson Baldwin, is heading into the finals of the New Jersey State AAU Basketball Championship this weekend. His Bayshore Bulldogs are undefeated in the tournament and have beaten teams in the prelims by 30 and 35 points! Go Dawgs! Go Karson!
We at Project RACE are very proud of our advocate-athletes!
These are some impressive kids!