World Basketball Ambassadors Club is based in New York City, the world’s most diverse city, providing a strategic launch point that aggregates diversity in critical masses. WBAC identifies ethnic zones and focuses recruitment efforts from regional pools across NYC. WBAC expects to provide services and support to over 1,000 resilient children and adolescents annually.
Basketball Operations & Training
WBAC operates a premier international basketball development program and is working towards developing a facility that may double as a FIBA academy. Our emphasis is on physical development and promotion of healthy living via athletic training, nutrition and mental fortitude.
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The World Basketball Ambassadors Club looks forward to working with you in making the world a more tolerant place. Sports have long been a catalyst for social change in many locations around the globe. Our youth will match their passion for basketball with effort in becoming young leaders!
While you can volunteer with us directly, there's much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating, fundraising, hosting events, campaigning, buying gifts, and involving your athletic organization or company.
World Basketball Ambassadors Club (WBAC) was founded by Ralph Menar in January 2011 as an independent non-profit organization 501(c)(3) based in New York City with the intent to service the world. Our mission is to develop tri-state area youth to be leaders and goodwill ambassadors, utilizing basketball and its many lessons as a platform to promote global acceptance of cultures... changing the way we see the world.
WBAC teaches the international game in preparation for various levels of participation ranging from recreational to international professional opportunities to National Team designation (depending on individuals’ nationality classification as identified under FIBA and individual federation rules). International exploitation of theses platforms opens doors of opportunity for WBAC to receive international funding from philanthropists, federations and international corporations.
Uniting International Cultures and Building Bridges with Basketball
SPREAD THE WORD
Establish pool regions that ensure diverse inclusion
Identify partnering facilities within these regions to be used for clinics, camps, and organizational activities
Initiate grass roots marketing push through civic and social organizations
Operate skills competitions and training sessions to evaluate talent levels of international youth throughout the Tri-State area
International Study Program
Our International Study Program is a continuation of our emphasis on leadership development and global awareness. It is a year-long program with an intensive four-week interactive program conducted in select global locations. Our members expand their horizons, develop leadership skills, and gain new and complex perspectives. The program includes language classes, research projects, exploring cultural sites, completing service projects, and participating in competition.
Changing The Way We See The World....
Youth Employment Opportunity (YEO)
Our Youth Employment Opportunity Program offers job training and experience for WBAC members who are selected for YEO through an intensive screening and interview process. Members learn interview techniques, business etiquette, letter and resume writing skills, and computer literacy. They then apply these tools in garnering access in the $200 billion U.S. sports business industry with an eye on the global economy.
World Basketball Ambassadors Club, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your generous donations are tax deductible.