On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, TopSpin New York returned for another amazing event highlighted by a professional, celebrity and open ping pong tournament. In addition, the event featured a special performance by DJ Kalkutta and food from some of NYC's finest restaurants.
40% of New York City high school students do NOT graduate high school.
Only ONE IN FOUR students who enter high school in New York City are ready for college after four years and less than HALF enroll.
In NYC, the two-year attrition rate for teachers is 25% with an 18% of teachers leaving in the first year - while the national rate is only ten percent.
Cutting the dropout rate of a single graduating class in half would likely support as many as 54,000 new jobs and would likely increase the gross domestic product by as much as $9.6 billion.
TopSpin is dedicated to creating new programs and supporting nonprofits that solve the nation's most pressing child education issues.
Focused on increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented, low-income students of color from the five boroughs of New York City
Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School is a summer and afterschool academic enrichment program serving low-income students in grades K-8 with a dynamic curriculum of Reading, Math, Science, and the Arts.
Harlem Lacrosse is a school-based non-profit organization that changes the life trajectories of at-risk youth through daily wrap-around academic support, mentoring, leadership training, college readiness career exploration, admissions counseling and lacrosse instruction.
Harlem Academy is a private school for gifted children from underserved communities. Ability and hard work should be a pathway to success, but for many bright students this promise too often remains out of reach.
Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving African-American and Latino students from underserved NYC communities for success at top independent high schools and prestigious colleges.
Some of our friends who have battled it out in the name of education.