The Carroll Ballers


“On the Court, Off the Street”

The Carroll Ballers program is an innovative service opportunity that combines a unique mentoring program with the game of basketball.

John Carroll University students travel to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center and Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility weekly to build lasting relationships both on and off the basketball court. The program focuses on building life skills that are applicable to the real world.

During the 2014-2015 school year, more than 85 John Carroll students were involved with the program, working with over eighty residents weekly.

Mission Statement:

The mission of The Carroll Ballers is to empower young men and women who are involved in the juvenile justice system with life skills through healthy competition and building lasting relationships that will help them be successful in their home environment while significantly reducing the cycle of recidivism.

For more information about Carroll Ballers please contact or call 216.397.2121. To donate, click here.

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