September 16, 2022 - The Fort Wayne UNITED Initiative, in partnership with the YMCA and Parkview Health, is relaunching its Late Night Basketball program to provide a safe, structured, and empowering environment for young men between the ages of 16 and 25.

The program runs from 8 -11 p.m. each Saturday evening, beginning tomorrow night, September 17 through October 15. Participants must register, and in-person registration begins at 7 p.m. Participants may also register online at:

The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave.

Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayoral initiative that places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother's Keeper, under one umbrella. It is designed to answer the call to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy and help create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders, the initiative will educate, inform and engage the community in an effort to make positive change one neighborhood at a time.

Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.

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