27 Jun · WHJESP · No Comments

Play Ball Weekend Recap 2023

Play Ball Weekend Recap The third annual Play Ball Weekend, hosted by the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program (WHJESP) in collaboration with Major League Baseball RBI and the Buffalo Bisons, was a resounding success. The event took place under sunny skies and favorable weather conditions, creating the perfect atmosphere for a day of …


26 May · WHJESP · No Comments


8th Annual WHJESP STEAM Fair Returns to Burchfield Penney Art Center The Eighth Annual Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program (WHJESP) STEAM Fair made a triumphant return on March 25, 2023, after three years of being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The highly anticipated event took place at its original venue, the …


5 May · WHJESP · One Comment

PlayBall Weekend Registration

Click here to view last year’s recap. Click here to register for this year’s June 10th event.


30 Nov · WHJESP · No Comments

Living in Color | LeRoi C. Johnson

In addition to the art shows I’m still giving back to the students in our afterschool programs. Who would have thought that 40 years later after founding this community organization I would be still working directly with today’s upcoming talent! Click Here to View PDF Click Here to View Video


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 …


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 ...


17 Mar · WHJESP · No Comments

2020 STEAM Expedition Essay Writing Contest Postponed

March 16, 2020 Dear Parents: Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), we are closely monitoring the guidance from federal, state, and local officials to make an informed decision concerning our trips.  For best safety practices we will follow the no travel ban that’s been recommended by the Board of Education.   Therefore, …


5 Feb · WHJESP · No Comments

The 5th Annual WHJSEP Science Fair

[Show slideshow] Event Summary On Saturday, March 7th, the WHJESP held its 5th Annual Science Fair at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. With a theme of “Lift Off in 2020” saluting space science, some of the area’s best and brightest middle and high school students presented their research projects to a panel of judges.  As ...


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