Citi Kids caps off season-long initiatives

DSC-4571Nearly 150 students ages 11-14 from the United Neighborhood Houses recently gathered in the Citi Auditorium to hear the inspirational story of former New York Giants running back David Wilson.

Now in its sixth season, Citi Kids is an educational and motivational community-based initiative for New York City middle and high school students developed by Citi in collaboration with the New York Mets and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

This season’s Citi Kids program was a five-part series that provided 750 students from the YMCA of Greater New York and the United Neighborhood Houses the opportunity to participate in a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda by Jackie Robinson Foundation scholars and tickets to a Mets game.

In addition to Wilson, the 2014 Citi Kids special guests included Geno Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr., among others.