DEVELOPING YOUTH BEYOND THE BUZZER.
360° Skills Academy was founded on the belief that an interest in sports can be intentionally leveraged to teach youth legitimate life, social and professional skills that transcend wins and losses. We operate school-based, community-based, and digital programs for youth ages 5 through 21, of all skill and interest levels.
of our students reported an increased interest in entrepreneurship
of our 6th - 8th graders expressed an increased desire to attend college
of students in our school based programs receive free or reduced lunch
of our alumni have enrolled in a college or university since 2008
CANDICE C. HAYNES
Having played softball and basketball growing up in Queens, NY, 360° Skills Academy founder Candice Haynes experienced firsthand the benefits of sports that extended beyond the playing field. While pursuing a career in the sports industry, she developed a passion for using sports as a tool for social change and pivoted to creating sports-based youth development programs. Candice has over 10 years experience as an administrator in youth sports and nonprofit management. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and received her master’s degree from Columbia University.
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