Charity Partners

Rodman for Kids believes in the power of collaboration, working together with 40+ youth-focused non-profit organizations as a true partner towards a common vision to support the most vulnerable young people in our communities. We not only act as a core funder of these organizations, but as a convenor and catalyst.

The 40+ organizations below partner with us on our Rodman Ride for Kids event, but we support many other organizations, schools, and programs that align with our mission.

Project D.E.E.P.

The mission of Project D.E.E.P. is to foster the educational, athletic, and social growth and development of middle school children of all races, creeds, and ethnic backgrounds throughout the Dorchester community

Bottom Line

Bottom Line partners with degree-aspiring students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds as they get into college, graduate, and go far in life. Their vision is to create a far-reaching ripple effect, launched by the transformative power of a college degree and a mobilizing first career, that will uplift individuals, families, and entire communities.

One Bead

One Bead’s mission is to close the opportunity gap in Boston. At One Bead, we unlock potential in young students by introducing them to diverse professionals in school, online, and in the community. These professionals are leaders in their industry, but many are also immigrants, English language learners, and/or first-generation college graduates.
They speak candidly about their experiences confronting and overcoming adversity and, in doing so, validate the lived experiences of our students. Each interaction encourages youth to expand their horizons and envision themselves in similar positions of power and influence.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. BCNC believes that families have enormous potential to thrive, and that when immigrants are able to participate fully in society and create their own success stories, all of society benefits.

Camp Avoda

Camp Avoda is an all-boys Jewish overnight summer camp for ages 8-16, situated on beautiful Lake Tispaquin in Middleboro, MA…the gateway to Cape Cod. Camp Avoda designs programs that build self-confidence and independence.
Our balanced program gives your son flexibility in choosing his activities: sports, waterfront, individual achievement opportunities, arts and more. Our camp has every facility and resource you could want, without the sprawling size. At Avoda, the athletic field is everyone’s front yard. Everyone knows each other, and we are all one close, united Avoda family. Summer camp is a team sport, and whether by bunk, division, team, or the whole camp together, we support each other, learn from each other, and feel connected to each other. Camp pride and Avoda spirit are forged naturally from daily teamwork, shared experiences, and friendships that are easily made yet stand the test of time.

Level Ground MMA

The mission of Level Ground is to empower urban youth through transformative athletic, academic, and employment opportunities so that they may overcome the challenges of their environment and accomplish their goals for the future. We are the first and only nonprofit organization in the United States that leverages the popular sport of Mixed Martial Arts as a vehicle for positive youth development and community transformation.

ThinkGive Project

ThinkGive’s vision is that every student can access the social and emotional learning (SEL) needed to develop their whole selves and promote emotional well-being. Our research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs center around youth (K-8) learning self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills by taking action to impact their own lives and the lives of others.

Boston Education Fund

Boston Education Fund empowers Boston Public Schools’ students and educators by amplifying innovative approaches to learning and advancing equitable access to resources.

Youth Enrichment Services

The mission of Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is to inspire youth through outdoor experiences and leadership opportunities that build confidence and prepare them to summit life’s challenges.
YES is dedicated to serving Boston youth and has an intentional focus engaging young people in the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan.

The Soul Project

The Soul Project provides a safe space for ALL women & girls to share, heal, grow and connect. Whether it’s through our ongoing documentary Soul Stories or at one of our live events or workshops, women in our community cultivate their strengths, turn their personal experiences into super-powers and gain life-skills and tools that help them flourish and thrive.

PAL of Massachusetts

PAL of Massachusetts seeks to foster a culture of trust and respect between the community and law enforcement through programs that promote character development, improve educational outcomes, and reduce crime.

Wonderfund

The Wonderfund is a private non-profit organization that works on behalf of children engaged with the MA Department of Children and Families. We provide comfort and dignity to children in traumatic situations and enrich childhoods that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.

Wildflower

Wildflower is dedicated to serving children and families who have experienced the death of a parent. We provide the gifts of camp, enriching experiences, and consistent, long-term support to help families strengthen their resilience and create positive opportunities for the future.

Waypoint Adventure

Waypoint Adventure challenges people with disabilities to discover their purpose, talents, and strengths through the transforming power of adventure.

Trinity Boston Connects

The mission of Trinity Boston Connects is to heal the traumatic impact of systemic racism in Boston, and to create a more  equitable Boston in which youth of color can thrive. We work through the integration of racial equity, trauma-inclusion, and restorative justice practices (our 3 Essential Community Practices) in service of youth, youth workers, and youth-serving organizational leaders and staff.

The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum provides at-risk youth with programs that focus on teamwork, determination, courage, responsibility, and other elements of character that are so important to success in sports – and in life.

Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center

The Sportsmen’s mission is to build leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults.
STEC is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston’s Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.

South Shore YMCA

The South Shore YMCA is a nonprofit association committed to strengthening our communities. Through our focus on youth development, we strive to give every child and teen the opportunity to realize their full potential.
At the Y, kids have the opportunity to make friends, have fun, get active and discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our youth programs and services help children and teens grow to be confident, connected and secure today – and positive, productive adults tomorrow.

South Boston Neighborhood House

The Mission of the South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie) is “to support family and neighborhood life in South Boston.” This means we have something for everyone! As a settlement house, we look to meet the needs of the community and offer programs for everyone in South Boston: infants, children, teens, families, and seniors.

Sibling Connections

Sibling Connections’ mission is to support the creation of enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers separated by the foster care system in Massachusetts. We create year round opportunities for siblings to spend quality time together at Camp to Belong MA, Sibling Sundays, and Weekend Retreats.

RFK Community Alliance

RFK Community Alliance provides high-quality care and support to people and families facing complicated challenges. As a multi-service agency, we offer a wide range of programs serving a variety of needs across all ages from infants to seniors.
Our mission is to promote meaningful and sustained well-being for children, youth, and adults facing educational, developmental, mental health, and other challenges.

Raising A Reader MA

Raising a Reader MA mission is to close the literacy opportunity gap among children ages birth to age six in under-resourced communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits.

One for Health Foundation

Healing America begins with the children, and the process of change starts with each person taking responsibility for his or her own wellness. As a group the power grows exponentially.
OFH provides free wellness programs such as yoga instruction, nutrition education, cooking classes, and distribution of meal/nutrition supplementation to children and families in underserved communities.

MetroWest YMCA

The MetroWest YMCA is dedicated to providing programs and services that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.

Mass Mentoring Partnership

At Mass Mentoring Partnership, we are driven to make positive relationships with caring adults integral to the life of every young person in Massachusetts. For children to grow up to become active, engaged and thriving members of the community, they need adults in their lives who can serve as positive role models and help them explore and learn.

Key Program

KEY’s mission is to assist troubled youth and their families with developing positive life skills and life experiences so that they may pursue productive and rewarding lives. Using a variety of residential and non-residential program models, Key provides direct services each day to over 600 youth and families across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

JBBBS seeks to support and empower individuals and families to engage, to participate actively in the life of their communities, to live inspired and to inspire others.

Friends of the Children – Boston

Friends of the Children – Boston creates generational change by engaging children from high-risk communities in twelve years of transformative mentoring relationships.
Our mission is impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what.

ConfiKids

ConfiKids, Inc, is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide opportunities for children of limited financial means to participate in enrichment activities so that they may pursue their interests and passions, develop new skills, establish new relationships, and, ultimately, build confidence.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South

Boys & Girls Club of Metro South nurtures strong minds, healthy bodies and community spirit through youth-driven programs in a fun environment.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is to always welcome and connect young people and families to opportunities that embrace diversity, nurture growth, and inspire success.

Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Mass

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest is to create professionally supported mentoring relationships, empowering youth to realize their potential and build brighter futures.

Apprentice Learning

Apprentice Learning’s mission is to provide real-world work experiences for middle school students. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and to nurture dreams. These experiences ignite passions and purpose by contextualizing academic content with real-world experiences.

Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds brings joy and hope through the wonder of flight to children and teens who are seriously ill, disabled, under served, or facing other serious adversity.

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