Established in 2000 • Thousands of Kids
History: Kids on the Ball, founded in Burlington, Vermont by Jake Agna is an award-winning tennis and mentoring program. After years of helping thousands of under-served, at-risk youth through Kids on the Ball, Agna is committed to do the same in other cities and countries.
Mission: Changing lives – one ball at a time.
Our goal is to play the next ball, literally and figuratively, while being constantly aware of the opportunity to teach much more than tennis. Daily time on a tennis court with youth provides us many teachable moments. The resulting relationships are the cornerstone of a happy, healthy and well-balanced life. Kids on the Ball is about relationships and respect. We’re teaching life lessons disguised as tennis.