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May 20, 2020


This year, Roots & Shoots has seen amazing growth, engagement, and meaningful change within our program and across the country. 

"I Can't Breath!" Student Survey

To our educators struggling to connect with their students. To our students feeling unheard. Please take our 4 question survey so we can create the space and structure that will help us move the conversation forward.


July 9, 2019

Bringing Hearts and Minds to the Basketball Court

On a hot summer day in 2000, three men played basketball and cracked jokes on the Niantic Park courts in Oak Bluffs.

July 9, 2019

Eighth annual Battle in the Bluffs is a slam-dunk

The eighth annual Battle in the Bluffs basketball clinic unfolded over two glorious summer days at two Oak Bluffs sites, Niantic Park in town and...

July 2, 2019

Battle in the Bluffs returns for eighth year

The Battle in the Bluffs (BITB), a two-day basketball camp for children ages 6-18, returns to the Island for the eighth year on Friday and Saturday at ...

Apr 26, 2019

Special Olympics teams up with NYC schools

The Special Olympics` mission is growing as general education and special education students team up in the largest school population.

Jun 21, 2018

A Clinic to Cultivate the Whole Student Athlete

Connective, Inc., in partnership with The RightWay Foundation, will lead a student athlete event that will comprise of an interactive life skills workshop...

January 14, 2017

Hustle Sports/Hustle & Thrive Co. and NYC nonprofit Connect...

Rose said she is excited about the partnership “Ian and I share a lot of the same goals. Through Connective Inc., Ian is doing amazing things by..

Jan 16, 2017

Battle In The Bluffs Hoops Tourney Bridges Cultural Gaps

Martin Luther Kings dying dream was to see the future generation live in a world where diverse groups of people share ideas, compete on an even...

Jun 21, 2017

The Person of the Week,  Ian Thomas-Minor 

Ian Thomas-Minor, Coach and Founder of Battle in the Bluffs and Connective Inc. BITB 2017 is July 1st and 2nd! A 2-day, Intensive, All-Inclusive Baske...

Sep 12, 2016

Engaging & Empowering Students: 5 Tips for Leaders, Pa...

Another school year has begun. Excited parents and lovers of education unite, while kids groan and long for the freedom of summer days...

Jan 16, 2017

Ian Thomas Minor is a Leader of the New School

Ian Thomas Minor may work with school kids, but his greatest lessons don’t always happen in a classroom. “Basketball has taght ...

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