As an alumni of the New Heights program, Lance knows firsthand the impact of the organization. In addition to hosting events throughout the year for New Heights, part proceeds from all autographed SlangMagic products and gear is donated to New Heights in support of their ongoing fundraising goals and programs.


What is New Heights?

New Heights Youth is an organization that helps level the playing field for inner-city kids by providing access to academic resources that might otherwise be out of reach (tutoring, SAT prep, summer learning, college visits and application guidance, career exploration, networking, etc.).

How long have you been around?

New Heights is a NYC youth non-profit organization in its 13th year of service.

Since inception in 2005, every New Heights senior has graduated from high school, 98% of them have gone on to college AND 75% graduate within six years.



What's your secret? 

BASKETBALL - New Heights uses basketball as a hook to engage NYC in academic and leadership development, and provide High School and college prep services

New Heights combines year-round basketball programming with long-term educational and social support to help student-athletes unlock their full potential and thrive – on and off the court. 

We engage hundreds of girls and boys each year through basketball and turn their passion for the game into a tool that opens doors to future educational opportunities.

How many kids do you serve?

New Heights serves over 250 youth annually– both boys and girls from 4-12th grade






student-athletes placed in college prep high schools


graduates have matriculated to college


high school graduation rate



college matriculation rate


college completion rate


in scholarship/financial aid awarded
to student-athletes




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