14 Sep · WHJESP · No Comments

Pitch Hit & Run Recap

After extensive research and a thorough selection process, Major League Baseball (MLB) chose the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program (WHJESP) to organize its Reviving Baseball in the Inner City (RBI) program in Western New York. TEAMHUTCH was honored to provide multiple baseball-related events and competitions for the youth in our community.    During …


26 May · WHJESP · 2 Comments

Pray For Our City Buffalo

Dear Friends, On May 14th, at approximately 2:30 p.m. A villainous white supremacist filled with hate and deadly intentions infiltrated our community. Our lives will forever be changed. We extend our condolences and prayers to the victims’ families and those impacted by this tragic event. There are no words to help process what happened, but …


2 Dec · WHJESP · 4 Comments

Science Fair 2022 Registration

For our 7th Annual Science Fair, we are creating a hybrid Science Showcase celebrating STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math! We are asking students in grades 3 -12 to provide their creative responses to a prompt about Technology, the T in STEAM! S – Science T – Technology E – Engineering A – …


12 Oct · WHJESP · No Comments

MLB, Willie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program Recap

This is the first year Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities connected with the Willie Hutch Jones Education and Sports Program. [Show slideshow] 1 2 ► BUFFALO, N.Y. — Major League Baseball is making its way back into the inner city. The program is called RBI. It stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. It was ...


2 Jul · WHJESP · No Comments

Major League Baseball Welcomes “Team Hutch” to RBI Program

 Major League Baseball Welcomes “Team Hutch” to RBI Program Buffalo’s Willie Hutch Jones Organization is Newest Member of “Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities”  Buffalo, NY July 1, 2021—Recently Buffalo has been basking in the national media spotlight due to the return of Major League Baseball (MLB) to the Queen City for the first time in …


10 Jun · WHJESP · No Comments

STILL TALKING | LeRoi C. Johnson

We asked LeRoi C. Johnson,  a local attorney and internationally acclaimed artist, “What is the secret to your success?” LeRoi C. Johnson grew up in the Willard Park and Commodore Perry projects and says “Who I am today is a result of where I am from.” He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Canisius College and …


8 Apr · WHJESP · No Comments

The 6th Annual Virtual QuaranSTEAM Science Recap

On Saturday, March 27th, the WHJESP held its 6th Annual "re-imagined" Science Showcase as a virtual event. Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, the organization accomplished a new way for students to showcase their scientific aptitude. With the whimsically and appropriately named theme of "QuaranSTEAM", 24 of the best and brightest elementary through high school students ...


29 Mar · WHJESP · No Comments

The 6th Annual Virtual QuaranSTEAM Science Showcase Doordash Winners

Kara Colvin Betty Jean Grant Mary Barrera Eric Otis George Cooper Amie LoGrasso Melissa Mitchell Nekia Kemp Caroline Sanders Shannon Hammond Yasmin Young Donna Kreuzer Kimberly Hlavaty Nancy Langer Darren “Doc” Thomas Dan Meyers Danny Lewis Xavier Holiday Shannon Johnson


25 Jan · WHJESP · No Comments

Event Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Dear Friend, For 36 years, The Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program has been diligent in its approach to providing a challenging and engaging program for Western New York youth from 6-18 years old. Each year the WHJESP hosts an annual Science Fair, and we would like to extend an invitation for your organization ...


17 Nov · WHJESP · No Comments

Summer Programming 2020

This past summer of 2020 was truly challenging and innovative. It was vastly different to our limited programs’ participants. We successfully dealt with a global pandemic which led to a social distancing soccer program. It was necessary to adopt a formula with major modifications in which we developed a safety plan that was approved the …


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