Wichitan starts nonprofit to mentor youths
Jordan Harris has lived in Wichita all his life.
He has played basketball since he was 5, and for most of his life, Harris had both his parents and his uncle to mentor him, a luxury most of his other friends did not have growing up.
Now he plans to spend the rest of his life using the game he loves as a mentor for Wichita’s disadvantaged youths. Harris wants his nonprofit start-up -- The Pickup Game, which opens its doors July 7 at Champion Church Gym on North Oliver -- to become the premier location for pickup basketball in Wichita.
"We want to bring good people to youth who need more good people in their lives," said Harris, who graduated from Wichita State University in 2010 with a business degree and plans to give every PUG member a tour of his alma mater.
"PUG is not just about a game plan for basketball, it’s about creating a game plan for life," he said.