In many Latin American countries youth delinquency has become a major challenge. The Dominican Republic faces crime-related challenges including gang activity, robbery, high murder rates and drug trafficking.
I started the nonprofit “Rising To The Top” to help out young athletes get scholarships. I produced and directed a few Reality TV Shows telling my story, running baseball tryouts and touring US college coaches in the Dominican Republic with the purpose of getting scholarships.
Our Mission: Rising to The Top’s mission is to help every child build a better future. In the U.S. and around the world, we support students in the Dominican Republic and other areas of high-poverty in gaining the education they deserve. Helping these young athletes educate themselves and get off the streets, permanently, is our number one mission.