Teens4PR has selected Cabo Rojo Medal Squared Volleyball Academy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teach volleyball fundamentals in the west coast region of Puerto Rico, to receive a $1k donation. Volleyball is one of the favorite extracurricular activities of some of the Teens4PR co-founders, who are proud to support this western Puerto Rico volleyball academy’s efforts to provide scholarships for some of its team members to study at the Escuela San Germán Interamericana.
“For the last four years we have provided girls with low income the opportunity at least twice a week a free lesson of volleyball fundamentals,” said Enrique Pacheco, the organization’s President and Volunteer Coach. “Also, for the last three years, we have identified girls in low income homes, who have academic and athletic potential, and provided them with a life changing opportunity to study in one of the best academic institutions in the region,” added Pacheco.
Three of those students will graduate this year with a high GPA. All of them have been admitted to college, according to Pacheco. He added that achieving academic excellence is the main purpose of this program otherwise devoted to volleyball training.
The Academy’s athletic and academic scholarship program has gone on despite the effects of Hurricane Maria. “Unfortunately since hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, our facility, the Rebekah Colberg Gym, has suffered severe structural damage. We are able to practice only on Sundays due to the lack of facilities,” explained Pacheco. “Despite this, we did not stop working with our girls and we were able to compete in some tournaments during 2018 and 2019 getting good results,” said Pacheco.
Teens4PR applauds the volleyball players at Cabo Rojo GMS Volleyball Academy and its leadership, headed by Pacheco, and wish them continued success.