Youth and Urban Tennis Campaign Kickoff

Offered by Youthprise and USTA Northern


On April 30, Rodrigo Molina had the honor to speak at the Youth and Urban Tennis Campaign Kickoff sponsored by Youthprise and the USTA Northern at the MN Council on Foundations.

The event covered the impact tennis and education programming is already having in our communities, and the vision moving forward.  Dr. Molina described innovative ways he has integrated tennis and science to accelerate students’ learning.

In this event, Youthprise and the U.S. Tennis Association Northern were excited to announce a collaborative campaign to support organizations that bring tennis and educational programming to underserved youth and use the sport as an avenue for improved health and wellness, academic achievement, and socio-emotional development.

Guest speakers included:

  • Dan Faber, Executive Director of the USTA Foundation
  • Rodrigo Molina, Ph.D, an award-winning scientist and tennis coach who integrates tennis and science to accelerate learning
  • Song Thao, Academic Creative Engagement Coordinator for InnerCity Tennis in Minneapolis