BankShot Sports Academy 2027
Founded by long-time resident of Baltimore City, Jerome Banks, a former basketball stand out from Edmondson village, BANKSHOT SPORTS, a youth sports program catering to school aged, inner city youth of Baltimore City and abroad, providing a safe atmosphere focused on education, social development, mentorships, and team building. BANKSHOTSPORTS program has also captured the attention and participation of parents and children from neighboring counties, such as Baltimore and Harford counties.
BANKSHOTSPORTS sole mission is to provide a comfortable, safe environment through sports, leveling the "playing field" for children across socio-economic boundaries, developing confidence and self-esteem, while teaching team building skills that will remain with them throughout life’s essential moments assisting in successful careers and establishing healthy and lasting relationships for our youth.
BANKSHOTSPORTS has partnered with Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle School and The Empowerment Academy Elementary/Middle School sharing the same goals for our youth with the vision to branch out within other schools and neighborhoods in Baltimore City and surrounding counties.
BANKSHOTSPORTS is widely regarded as one of the city's most effective programs, an oasis of learning and achievement, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Baltimore City. In 2013, BANKSHOTSPORTS was awarded the “Outstanding Partner Award” from Baltimore City Public Schools for providing a safe haven for the children of Rognel Heights.
In conjunction to BANKSHOTSPORTS, Jerome Banks is also the director of Baltimore Alliance; a non-profit, 501(c) 3 youth basketball AAU organization. As does BANKSHOTSPORTS, Baltimore Alliance emphasizes the importance of academics, accountability, and integrity on and off the court establishing healthy habits prompting growth in the sports arena as well as the REAL world as we know it.