PREVENTING YOUTH SUICIDE / MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
One Curbball game at a time!
Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live multiple times. From the constant cycles of enhanced and reduced social distancing, quarantining, and mask mandates, children in their youth have been severely affected. In my own community and communities around the world, violence has increased, physical activity has decreased, and it is up to the community to support the children into making the most of their youth.
In efforts to contribute to the youth anti-violence movement in Columbus, Ohio, Inner City Studios LLC proposes to execute a youth initiative program that focuses on physical activity and Mental Health. Our young people will have the opportunity to build character, grow into leaders, and set the expectations for the next generation while having fun.
This is a tool designed to give the youth an option to act for their physical health & mental health that they wouldn’t necessarily have without the support of the community. These kids have been suppressed of their way of life and want to go out and interact with their friends and peers and the Youth Curb ball Initiative will allow them to do this in a safe environment where they can learn.
SCORING / RULES
It’s a 2x player game. Each player stands on the opposite side from each other. One player will throw a ball to attempt to hit the curb.
Every direct hit on curb that comes back to the player that throw it is worth (10) points
Once a player hits the curb they get the opportunity to gain additional points by throwing from the middle.
each direct hit from the middle is worth 5 points ( player gets 3 attempts if they continue to score from the middle. Maximum points earned from middle (15).
Once a player reaches 50 points their eligible for the 50 point behind the back trick shot!
•First player to reach 100 points WINS!!!
*Curbs are 4ft x 6in
*Curbs are spaced 27ft apart from the front of curb.