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Our mission is to create opportunities through exposure thus stimulating the wealth gap in Montbello and attacking those disparities within the community. COVID-19 has worsened this trend, a problem created by years of inequitable opportunities and infrastructure. Analytics support economic disparities in Montbello. 

Our program name describes the basis of who we are:

Athletics - to fine tune basic fundamental and overall knowledge of the sport of choice.
& -There is more than being just an athlete.
Beyond - to encourage participants to strive for academic success, volunteerism, and plan for a career beyond playing sports.

The vision of A&B has is to retain and secure a consistent workforce to provide services for the community at large. Shrinking the wealth gap through direct hiring of community residents, partnering with resident ran nonprofits, patronizing small Black and Hispanic owned businesses, and independent contractors is contributing to the overall financial health of Montbello economy.

Our Annual Reports

Awards

2018 - 100 Men Who Cook Funding Beneficiary (for work in the community with young adults)

2018 - Colorado State University football Hometown Hero's Award

2016, 2017 and 2018 - My Brother's Keeper 25 Honoree (Narcy Jackson football, JC Martinez baseball, and Marlene DeLa Rosa North H.S. basketball)

2016 - Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the year finalist. 

2014 - Angels Award

2014 - Steps to Success Adult Community Service Award

2014 - Steps to Success Youth Community Service Award
2012 - 2015 - Proclamations Girls Empowerment & Life Beyond Sports workshops

2010 - Sprint Youth Community Champion Award (AliJah Jackson)

2023 Outcomes:

  • Athletics & Beyond Family Wellness Center finished 2023 with 672 gym members.

  • A&B employs 6 individuals from Montbello and surrounding communities.

  •  The program contracts and provides economic opportunities for 9 independent trainers. Contracts 7 BIPOC/community-led businesses for services (cleaning, legal, Human Resource, Mental Health, Massage Therapist, apparel, and accountant).

  • Provided 1 young lady with a $1,700 scholarship in the name of DaVari Armstrong

  • Provided over 80% of our student-athletes received partial or full scholarships. Football scholarship 47.92% of 81 athletes received support.

  • The center served over 5,250 healthy meals to students & Over 350 toys were distributed.

  • The organization hosted boxing, wrestling, football tournaments, and tumbling clinics attracting over 2,200 athletes, friends, families, and supporters.

  • The center provides intergenerational services through adult fitness, cardiovascular activities for seniors, yoga, and healthy lifestyle/healthy meal workshops for families.

  • Athletics & Beyond Family Wellness Center provides academic support, STEM, STEAM, and mentoring programs. Youth sports programs for baseball, basketball, boxing, Team Colorado 7v7 Football, Sprint 50 track, tumbling, and wrestling. Adult family fitness, nutrition classes, community room.

  • Team Colorado 7v7 Football grew from 2 teams in 2022 to 4 teams in 2023 and the 12U team earned 2 tournament championships.

  • The Boxing program in just 3 years is ranked #13 nationally and #2 in the state of Colorado.

  •  Sprint 50 track team 2023 state champions

Board of Directors

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Ali Jackson: Chair

Michelle McGee: Treasurer 

Brad Florentin: Career Exploration and Business Development 

Gregg Pollard: Athletic Enrichment and Academic Governance 

Jerold Foster: Leadership Development

Fritz Scadden: At-Large

Donna Cammack

Lamar Edwards

Narcy Jackson: Executive Director

Staff

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Kyle Reese: Program Director

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Will Owens: Marketing Manager

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Amani Jackson: Office Assistant 

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Maya Ries: Receptionist

(Click Maya's picture to read about her channel 9 news article)

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Victoria Aguilar: Receptionist

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Mercedez Abreu: Mental Health Therapist

(Click Mercedez picture to read about her bio and explore her business website.

Selah V Wellness)

Jocelyn Robinson: Human Resource Consultant 

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Trill Benjamin: PT

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