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Our Partners

We very much appreciate the support of our generous partners.

  1. 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC): Approximately 400 at-risk elementary and middle school aged youth reached during 2014. New 5 year grant cycle beginning March 2015 at 2-3 elementary schools.
  1. USTA Florida, USTA Florida Section Foundation, and USTA Foundation: Over $22,000 in grants received for 2014 programming, and $12,500 in 2015 (YTD)
  1. USTA Foundation Capacity Building Program for NJTLs-GACTA was selected to participate in this prestigious program, fall 2014. $25,000 received in 2015 for funding for expanding our staff.
  1. The City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs: the City provides tennis courts at T.B. McPherson. AIM also partnered with Summer Heatwave program in 2014 to provide tennis instruction.
  1. River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding: Partnering with this group to develop an on-court curriculum to teach conflict resolution skills to at-risk youth living in poverty

6.  Gainesville Police Department:

  • Regularly attend Pineridge neighborhood meetings hosted by GPD.
  • Held first Tennis Festival for Pineridge neighborhood, October 2014.
  • Stay in regular contact with GPD in regard to east Gainesville issues
  1. Reichert House: Providing weekly tennis/life-skill instruction to Reichert House elementary and middle school students at T.B. McPherson tennis facility
  1. University of Florida Student Athletes (Goodwill Gators), UF Club Tennis, and Alpha Kappa Psi UF business fraterinity: Members of these organizations, including UF Varsity Tennis, provide tennis instruction and life-skills instruction at T.B. McPherson tennis facilities and east Gainesville schools.
  1. UF Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management: Under Dr. Michael Sagas, the department is committed to assisting in monitoring and evaluation needs of AIM programming. This same department is the research arm for Project Play (Aspen Institute) which is on the forefront of re-developing youth sports.
  1. Up2Us: This organization provides instructor training in Sports-Based Youth Development and also provides opportunities to host Coach Across America Coaches.
  1. Boulware Springs Charter School: Aces in Motion tennis teachers provide twice a week tennis/PE/life-skills instruction to all 110 students in this Title 1 school

12. Kids Count: Aces in Motion instructors provide weekly tennis instruction to K-3 students in NE and SE locations

  1. Pineridge Neighborhood: Provides free weekly tennis clinics for elementary school children, in partnership with the after-school program there operated by Geneva Webb.
  1. Village/Forest Green Apartments, Highland Court Manor, and NE 31st Ave city tennis courts: Tennis Festival held during spring break 2014, AIM participated in a Neighborhood party summer 2014, and future plans include increased use of NE 31st Ave courts
  1. Educational and Student Leadership Development: SAT/ACT/GED Test Prep, College and Career Assistance, and Test Taking Strategies provided to all participants in our after-school program. Administered by Sanethia Thomas once or twice a week.
  1. Sidney Lanier Center: Grant written to provide tennis instruction as part of PE class. Future plans to form a Special Olympics program and to provide field trips to city tennis courts
  2. Eastside Advocacy Group for Youth (EAGY): Weekly tennis instruction provided during spring 2014
  3. Youth Combine: Provide free tennis instruction at Howard Bishop as a part of the Youth Combine program

Contact us to learn more about how your organization can partner with GACTA!