Nonprofit Mentors Student Athletes

The Athletic Factory is a non-profit organization based in Port Huron, Michigan, with the purpose of creating recreational opportunities that support the positive development of St Clair County and surrounding counties’ youth through athletic participation and competition, educational tutoring, and student-athlete college preparation. The local organization recently received $15,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation that will go toward their mission and programming. The organization’s two components of athletic training and social services, like mentoring and after-school enrichment, are making an impact in the community.  On their website, former college and professional athletes offer advice. Most of these athletes have some sort of a connection to the Blue Water Area, and many attended local high schools.