TORONTO, Mar. 25, 2019— The National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program Foundation (NBYMP Foundation) welcomes Lisa McGregor as Community Relations Manager, program founder Kevin Wilson announced on Monday.
McGregor is currently a special education resource teacher with the Durham District School Board. She has worked as an educator for over 15 years and has also been involved in the Durham region community through youth mentorship and sports programs like the Durham City Bulldogs, the Whitby Chiefs, PEERS for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and the Ifarada Institute Centre for Excellence.McGregor has been a part of the NBYMP family since the program’s inception, helping out in administration work.
“I am very excited to get started,” McGregor said. “I’m incredibly personable and I’ve made a lot of connections within the community that will serve well in terms of creating partnerships with the NBYMP. I am able to implement an inclusive curriculum and develop strategies to close academic and social gaps for our students.”
McGregor’s duties as Community Relations Manager includes establishing community partners, planning charitable events and coordinating NBYMP volunteers. McGregor will also market and promote the NBYMP Foundation.
Wilson says McGregor’s 15 years of experience as an educator made her a strong choice for the role. “She’s able to relate with youth and her ability to connect with people as a whole is another attractive point,” Wilson said. “With her experience, she’ll be able to form positive and long-lasting relationships within the Foundation which will provide more opportunities for our kids, parents, coaches, and volunteers. We cannot wait to get started!”
The NBYMP Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to develop youth from a holistic standpoint. With a focus on academic advancement, the NBYMP Foundation provides selected youth with funding and grants to assist with post-secondary schooling, as well as valuable resources to educate youth on mental health, financial literacy, spiritual growth, and physical wellness.