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NJTL Section Chapter of the Year Award Goes to Augusta, GA’s MACH Academy NJTL

December 3, 2002 03:11 PM

The MACH Academy, Inc. NJTL chapter in Augusta, GA has been selected as the 2002 USTA Southern Section Chapter of the Year for USA Tennis NJTL. Chapter leader, Michael Harden, founded the chapter nine years ago. Over time, Harden has broadened the scope of his tennis program to provide academic enrichment, college planning, career exploration, as well as tennis instruction. The academic curriculum also includes a computer literacy program for all participants. Abstinence, smoking, and drug education are an important part of the program designed to give participants information and facts to help them make positive healthy choices in their lives.

"Augusta's MACH Academy is a shining example of what all NJTL programs in the USTA Southern Section should strive to become," said Nomi Cosby, USTA Southern Section Multicultural Participation/NJTL Coordinator. "They offer an excellent range of services targeting both the social and educational needs of its members on top of a wonderful tennis program."

MACH provides both adult and junior programs utilizing 19 tennis courts at the surrounding tennis facilities in the Augusta area. Over 450 youths have participated and received services through the MACH Academy NJTL program targeting individuals from all ages, ethnic groups, and low/moderate economic backgrounds. At least 95% of the participants in the MACH program receive full scholarships. MACH has developed strong working relationships with other community organizations such as the Augusta and Aiken Park & Recreation departments, the Family Y, Department of Family and Children Services Foster Care program, and the housing authority to name a few. The USTA Southern Section USA Tennis NJTL subcommittee fully supports this program as the section chapter of the year. MACH Academy, Inc. NJTL is most deserving of this prestigious honor.

 

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