Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00PM


JHS 292 | 301 Vermont St | Brooklyn

Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC (TLNYC) is proud to present “All-Star Saturday: A Basketball Tournament & Community Empowerment Forum. While working to boost community-to-school engagement, this event will feature various professionals who have worked hard to overcome their circumstance to become a leader.

This event will feature music from DJ Tunez of Star Boy Records and be hosted by Announcer J.U Jones and Journalist Bianca Peart.

Event Agenda

  • Registration Opens

    12:00 PM
  • Family-Friendly Games, Activities, and Prizes

    From opening until 12:05 PM, join TLNYC students as they host various games and activities for the community. For your listening pleasure, one of NYCs hottest DJs will be spinning the top hits.

    12:05 PM
  • Leader Talks

    From 1:05P - 1:40P, former college athletes will answer questions about their path to success and leadership.

    1:05 PM
  • Speed Networking

    From 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM, attendees will have a chance to network with one another. Don't forget your business cards!

    1:45 PM
  • TLNYC Bronx vs TLNYC Brooklyn Tournament All-Stars

    From 2:05 PM - 3:15 PM, TLNYC students from both Bronx and Brooklyn will battle it out in a all-star tournament to see which borough wears the crown.

    2:05 PM
  • Basketball Skills Challenge

    From 3:20PM - 3:45PM, attendees will be invited to compete in a special basketball skills challenge. Winner will receive a special prize.

    3:20 PM
  • TLNYC Brooklyn Tournament All-Stars vs College Grads

    From 3:50 PM - 5:00 PM, the TLNYC Brooklyn Tournament All-Stars will go head-to-head with the College Grads. Who do you think will win?

    3:50 PM
  • Dismissal

    5:00 PM

Guest Speakers

Antwane Miller, SUNY Plattsburgh

Mike Woods, York College

Kayode Ayeni, Saint Francis College

David Andoh, Saint Bonaventure University

Register to Win

All registrants/attendees will be entered into a special event raffle. You must be present to win/claim the prize.

Additional Information


Created to help improve school attendance for middle school youth in participating schools, the TLNYC Invitational Basketball Tournament was also created to:


  • Foster an environment dedicated to teamwork and positivity through mentorship;
  • Decrease youth arrest/crimes during the hours of 3 pm and 7 pm; and,
  • Boost community-to-school engagement with a particular focus on involving families in school activity


As we continue to boost community-to-school engagement, All-Star Saturday is a community event where: 1) our top performing middle school student-athletes will faceoff with college graduates who were student-athletes in college, and 2) attendees will hear motivational stories from each guest player who will detail their journey from middle school to high school and then college.


Guest players attended and graduated from various colleges including, but not limited, to SUNY Plattsburgh, Hampton University, St. Francis College (NY), and York College. Featuring speed networking and a mini-mentoring meetup, this event will help students, family members, and community leaders understand the varied paths all students – with a special emphasis on student-athletes – can take to reach their full potential.


Helping student-athletes understand alternative paths to success while enrolled in middle school is crucial. According to the NCAA (2017), only 7% of male and 3% of female high school athletes make it to play college-level basketball (D1, 2, or 3).


This event will 1) boost community-to-school engagement, 2) educate attendees on various issues middle school, high school, and college students face, and 3) establish newfound friendships, relationships, and mentorship between middle schoolers, former college athletes, and community leaders.


For more information, contact TLNYC’s Executive Director Toyin Ayanfodun at toyin@tlnyc.org. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.