About NHSBA

Introduction
The National High School Basketball Association (NHSBA) provides young people in grades 9th-12th with opportunities to compete against students in other cities around the country. Our aim is to ensure today’s high school students are prepared for their opportunities to excel. The NHSBA believes students can achieve success on the court and in the classroom. We provide them with the skills and mentoring they need to achieve. We promote academic achievement, commitment to excellence, and old-fashion hard work. The NHSBA’s program offers athletic training, educational opportunities, character development and life tips.

Mission Statement
Our interactive and balanced approach give student-athletes the skills and confidence they need to succeed in and out of school. The National High School Basketball Association (501c3) is about balancing athletics and academics. Our goal is to increase the number of students who graduate from college by providing the skills and knowledge they need to achieve before they enter college.

Health and Fitness
The National High School Basketball Association will be working with young people 9th-12th grade through their health and fitness program. The goal of this program is to help young people to make healthy choices and staying active in order to avoid health risk down the road, like diabetes or obesity. Students will go through fitness exercises, basketball fundamental skill training, and just have good competitive fun, while also concentrating on the academic and mentoring side of our program.

History
When Deuntate was a student at the University of Central Arkansas, he noticed high school athletes having trouble transitioning from high school to college. Having been a high school athlete himself and a college student, he understood how difficult it could be to be a star on the court and a star in the classroom. He decided to create an organization that focuses on increasing both academic performance in the classroom and stamina on the court. He wants student-athletes leading successful lives after high school. Deuntate believes by offering a program that combines sports, academics, and community service he will see young men and women achieving their dreams.

The National High School Basketball Association (NHSBA) was founded by Deuntate Copeland in 2006. Under the guidance of the NHSBA Board of Directors, Deuntate operates the NHSBA with grant funding, private donations, and corporate sponsorships. By 2012, the NHSBA plans to expand and each year increase student enrollment. Come be a part of this exciting program.


Our Programs


  • REBOUND

    Purpose

    Encourage youth to work together to revitalize their communities, schools, and help others while developing problem-solving, service-learning skills and facing community challenges.

    What: REBOUND is a community service program that teaches our young people the values of giving back to their communities and helping those that are less fortunate.
    When: REBOUND community service projects are usually once or twice a month
    Who: Students and volunteers for the NHSBA Programs
    Where: REBOUND projects take place at designated locations
  • TIMEOUT

    Purpose

    Provide adult mentorship, job shadowing, and support to young people to help them make good decisions in life and reach their full potential.

    What: TIMEOUT is a mentoring program that focuses on teaching young  people life skills they will need to succeed in the real world such as financial literacy, job interviews, time management, life choices and other topics.
    When: TIMEOUT Programs usually take place once or twice a week
    Who: Business professionals, civic leaders, and community figures
    Where: TIMEOUT mentoring programs usually take place at a local school, library, community center, church, or designated location where a NHSBA Branch is located.
  • OUTOFBOUNDS

    Purpose

    Interested in volunteering? Need some volunteer hours for college or organizational purposes? Come be apart of OUT OF BOUNDS, the volunteer group of the NHSBA! OUT OF BOUNDS is a group of volunteers that go above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference…

    What: OUT OF BOUNDS is a program that gives students the opportunity to learn the art of volunteering and helping others.
    When: Students have set times  for volunteering opportunities to achieve hours needed.
    Where: NHSBA local and national events, as well as other community functions from local nonprofit organizations
    Who: Students in NHSBA programs.
  • FAST BREAK

    Purpose

    What: Fast Break program teaches our young people the basketball fundamentals of the game, and allows them to compete in NHSBA local leagues, and local, regional, and national tournaments as well. Students that would like to participate in the NHSBA leagues will be divided into teams to participate against each other in a 5 on 5 format based on the Middle School division and High School division.

    When: Fast Break programs take place in the fall and winter, and the local NHSBA leagues and tournaments take place in the spring and summer.
    Where: Programs take place in local school, church, or community facilities.
    Who: Coaches, volunteers, and students in programs.
  • WTE

    Purpose

    WTE I. Academics Purpose – Provide students grades 9th-12th with the academic tools to succeed in the classroom, prepare them for higher education and improve their literacy and math skills.
    WTE II.
    Active Performance Purpose – Educate young people to make healthy choices through physical fitness to avoid health issues like obesity and diabetes, as well as developing leadership skills and team…

    What: WTE is a academic program that focuses on developing young people in literacy and math, as well as preparing them for the ACT/SAT and college prep.
    When: WTE academic program takes place twice a week, and the ACT/SAT workshop takes place the second term beginning in January. College prep has designated dates where students participate educational activities such as college tour visits, museums, art centers etc.
    Where: Programs take place in a local school, library, community center, church, or designated locations where a NHSBA Branch is located.
    Who: Tutors and volunteers work with the kids in our education programs

NHSBA Board Members


NHSBA National Governance Board

Deuntate Copeland CEO/Executive Director Steven Rice – Frost LLC
Ghenya Grant- GBG Law Firm Chris Phillips – VP Popeyes
Whittaker Mack – VP JPMorgan Chase Kenneth Lockett – Sr. VP Equity Solutions
Alycia Powell – Nonprofit Consultant Michelle Mays – The Harford Foundation
Mark LeFever – President/CEO Avjets Inc. Jason Knight – Sr. Director ConocoPhillips
Dennis Cooper – VP of PNC Bank Vincent Sharps – Executive VP/CMO Sir Speedy Printing
Stacy McGinty – Chief of Staff Citibank Barry Thomas – Coca-Cola
Thomas Bartolomei – COO NAES Corporation  

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