March 22, 2018 by hrf In The Media, Uncategorized 0

As Seen on ESPN!

Morningside 5 is an ESPN, 30 for 30, directed by Mike Tollin, featuring one of our beloved counselors Dwight Curry. The film is a unique story that chronicles the lives of five men through a 25-year window. It not only depicts the passion they had for the game of basketball, but also documents how they coped with being local celebrities at the tender age of 18 and what came of their lives once the ball stopped rolling. The story is about over- coming adversity and is a message Dwight is able to carry to our students. Morningside 5 also features our foundation and our founder, Jeff Robinson.

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April 26, 2014 by admin In The Media 0

Inner City Youth is Getting Off The Streets and Into The Outdoors With The Harold Robinson Foundation

Joyce Hyser Robinson, co-founder of the Harold Robinson Foundation, joined us with details on the’The Markham Project’. The project includes hosting a weekend retreat with 100 students from Markham Middle School. Through this project Joyce shares the importance of getting inner city youth out of their negative surroundings, exposing them to nature and to help promote confidence, trust and team building. If you are interested in getting involved with the Harold Robinson Foundation you can pre-register for their “Pedal On The Pier” event taking place on June 1st, at the Santa Monica Pier. Harold Robinson Foundation Pedal On The Pier This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on Saturday April 26, 2014

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April 10, 2014 by admin In The Media 0

Can the Children of Watts Change Their Troubled Hood?

CALVIN ALAGOT | APRIL 10, 2014 | 3:44PM Prophet Walker, a Watts native, was abandoned at the Nickerson Gardens housing project down the street from Markham Middle School at the age of six by his heroin addicted mother. He got into a fight at sixteen during which a CD player was broken and was tried as an adult for assault and robbery, spending six years in prison. Though wronged as a boy, he had an inner drive, and started a college program for inmates who wanted to get two-year degrees. After Walker graduated from Loyola Marymount last May, he got involved in work that some experts think could stop Watts children from drifting into crime or violence: simply put, by getting the kids out of town. A super-secure Watts ice cream truck. Megan Westerby Walker, who is now is running for California’s 64th state Assembly District, started working with Markham Middle School’s longtime mentor to students David Moss, who takes hundreds of children from Watts for camp retreats four times a year in the Angeles National Forest. There, for a few weeks during the off-season, the popular Canyon Creek Sports Camp becomes “Camp Ubuntu,” taken from a South African philosophy that cherishes the community […]

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September 13, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Camp for inner city kids aims to stop Los Angeles gang violence

September 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT By Leo Stallworth LAKE HUGHES, Calif. — What does swimming, rope climbing and camping have to do with fighting gang violence? Everything, according to the owner of a kids camp in Lake Hughes.More than 100 inner city kids are at Canyon Creek Camp in an effort to stop the cycle of gang violence in South Los Angeles. Jeff and Joyce Robinson own the camp. “They are not having a childhood and they come up here and they have a chance at a childhood,” said Joyce Robinson. For many of the 118 kids who stepped off a bus Friday morning at the camp, it was their first time away from the housing projects, the gangs and the violence that are too often a part of their daily lives. “We are working toward something that is really historical,” said Joyce Robinson. The Robinsons believe nature and love can touch children’s lives to help break the cycle of gang violence and crime in the inner city, one child at a time. “They have never seen mountains. They’ve never seen deer. They can’t even dream about these things because they don’t even know they exist,” said Jeff Robinson. “It’s […]

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June 3, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Spinning Sisters

New mom Hilary Duff and her sister Haylie Duff participated in the “Pedal on the Pier” charity event in Santa Monica, Calif on June 3.

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May 29, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Pedal 100 Miles and Never Leave the Pier

  By Alysia Gray Painter One true statement about piers and things with wheels? They go way back. Back to the invention of the boardwalk but probably even before then. Why? Because people like spinning through a beach-adjacent breeze. Science doesn’t even need to test that theory. Let’s call it simple fact. But what of a mode of transport that is a) on a pier but b) doesn’t actually move? Either that’s a Ferris wheel or roller coaster or you’re at Pedal on the Pier, the annual multi-bike, multi-rider, multi-mile fundraiser for the Harold Robinson Foundation. Pedal on the Pier will roll for 100 miles — roll in place, rather — on Sunday, June 2.Some 400  riders’ll take over the pedaling duties, while hundreds of non-riding attendees will gather to provide entertainment, music, and take over the general cheering-on duties. How long will this take? Around five hours. How much money is Pedal on the Pier attempting to raise? Five hundred thousand dollars. That half million dollars will go toward providing “underprivileged children free, year-round camp retreats where they experience nature and participate in diverse recreational programs designed to strengthen confidence and independence, build character and develop leadership skills.” Want to register as a rider and raise funds? You can. Want to go […]

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May 15, 2013 by admin In The Media 0

Hundreds of Cyclists to Pedal for Charity on the Santa Monica Pier

By Jessica E. Davis, Patch Staff | May 15, 2013 1:35 pm ET Hundreds of Cyclists to Pedal for Charity on the Santa Monica Pier More than 400 cyclists will descend on the Santa Monica Pier next month for a 100-mile stationary bike ride aimed to raise more than $500,000 for the Harold Robinson Foundation. The pedaling will get underway at 11 a.m. June 2 at the pier. Nearly all of the proceeds will go toward providing a camp experience at the Canyon Creek Complex for local inner city children. Jeff Robinson, founder of Harold Robinson Foundation, said this year’s event will be bigger than ever, with double the amount of celebrities and athletes expected to attend. Last year, Hilary and Haylie Duff were among the attendees, he said. “We currently already have 400 riders and 107 teams,” Robinson said. “We’re anticipating an unbelievable day at the pier.” The 5-hour Pedal on the Pier event will feature the city’s most popular spin instructors, DJs, vendors, food, drinks and music, according to organizers. The bikes will be provided by L.A.-based Kinetic Cycling. Robinson began the event several years ago as a 100-mile bike ride, but decided to turn it into a […]

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June 9, 2012 by admin In The Media 0

Tone it up girls at Pedal on the Pier

Hi Beach Babes!! Hope you are having a fabulous Saturday :). We finished the 5 Day Slim Down and are off to a photo shoot today. Just wanted to share some pics from last weekend…

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June 1, 2011 by admin In The Media 0

Pedal on the Pier raises funds to send inner-city kids to camp

June 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT By Lori Corbin LOS ANGELES — Sweating and cycling for a good cause is the theme for a very physical fundraiser coming up on Sunday at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s the Pedal on the Pier.What looks like a typical cycling class is actually a warm-up for a very long and special ride. “Hundred bikes, 100 butts, 100 miles — simulated miles,” said John Scarangello, who is supplying bikes for charity and riders for Pedal on the Pier. “We call it physical philanthropy, because we are going to be literally going for six hours on the Santa Monica Pier, 100 miles, an average of 18 miles an hour,” said Jeff Robinson, Harold Robinson Foundation. This year, they’ll pedal on the pier. Last year it was New York’s Central Park, and the year before that, it was a 100-mile road tour. Each bike is “bought” for $250 and is responsible for raising $1,500. The goal is to raise a half-million dollars to send about 1,000 inner-city kids to Canyon Creek Retreat Center, a camp about an hour outside of Los Angeles. “I know that they’re going to get out of their normal environments, which are sometimes […]

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