Community Resources 4 Youth Baseball a Hit

Community Resources 4 Youth, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization recently co-hosted a baseball tournament with Elk Grove-based All World Sports on Saturday, February 11, 2012 and Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Antioch Community Park.

More than a hundred people came out to cheer and support ball players ages 11 and under from eight teams throughout the Bay Area going head to head in the 2-day Weekend Invitational tournament. North Bay Crushers, Walnut Creek Bulldogs Red, Brentwood Rampage, DP Bombers, Nor Cal Predators, SL Bomberz, Rays Baseball and Pleasanton Thunder.

The night-time championship game pitted the DP Bombers against the North Bay Crushers. Players from both teams received medallions and T-Shirts while trophies were presented to the managers of the tournament champion (DP Bombers) and runner-up (North Bay Crushers) by the founders of CR4Youth and their 10-year old son.

Community Resources 4 Youth, Inc.
Community Resources 4 Youth, Inc. was founded by Cheryl Rhodes Alexander and her husband Alex Alexander because of their passion and commitment to youth development. CR4Youth’s mission is to educate, equip and empower youth to reach their full potential and achieve personal and professional success.

Fulfillment of CR4Youth’s mission will be accomplished through its four separate yet related programs:
 Education Program – offers a variety of educational resources to help increase and enhance student learning and academic success.
 Mentorship Program – empowers youth to develop trusting and meaningful interactions with adults that produce positive outcomes for youth who may lack the presence of a positive role model.
 Life Training Program – teaches and equips youth with practical and useful information and tools necessary to be productive and successful contributors to society and helps youth acquire job-ready skills essential to success in the workforce
 Recreation Program – helps develop and promote physical, mental and social health/fitness and the overall well-being of youth.

Prospective board members for CR4Youth include: Walter Ruehlig, AUSD Board Trustee; Dennis Laniohan, management team executive (Delta Diablo Sanitation District); Lanetta Marshall, Independent Associate (Legal Shield); Michael Johnson, Deacon (Allen Temple Baptist Church) and Mentor/Trainer; and Teri Lynn Shaw, Youth Advocate and former AUSD Board Trustee.

Community Resources 4 Youth, Inc. is engaging with other local organizations such as Parents Connected to provide various educational programs and services that serve the needs and interest of youth, parents and the community.

CR4Youth and Parents are planning to co-host an Education Summit: A Call to Action this summer. The summit will focus on encouraging further efforts to diminish the achievement gap between White/Asian students and African-American/Hispanic students. Working with Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) administrators and other community organizers, a practical action plan can be developed to help stem the significant achievement gap between White/Asian students and African-American/Hispanic students.

In early May, CR4Youth and Manny Rin, a Deer Valley High School Alum (class of 2008) will be co-facilitating an Academic Achievement Conference for AUSD high school students, primarily juniors and seniors. The purpose of the conference is to motivate and inspire students to pursue higher education after high school. The conference will provide students with tools, resources and advice to help prepare them for college and life.
For more information about Community Resources 4 Youth, Inc., including how you can help support their efforts, visit their website:

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