Youth Program

WeAre1 is an affordable athletics-based youth program for boys and girls, ages 6 through 16. With a focus on education, daily training and exercise, we mentor through fellowship and tutoring in Irondale, AL and the surrounding communities.

During the school year we offer daily after school activities, Monday through Friday. We offer a summer program as well.

Our goal is to train children “up in the way [they] should go, so that when [they] are old, [they] will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

Physical Fitness & Exercise

Although we focus on athletics, we are more than just a basketball program. Our goal is to help reassure young people, to remind them they are special, they are loved and they are not alone.

According to research, kids that meet with mentors are 52% less likely to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. 

We are committed to positively influencing the growth of every student in our after school program. Every child needs to be encouraged. Because, after all, we are one.

Mentoring for Success

Our team at WeAre1 understands the importance of daily physical activity. According to recent data, Alabama has the ninth-highest childhood obesity rate in the US. This is a disturbing trend that needs attention.

The WeAre1 youth exercise regime promotes healthy levels of physical fitness to build self-esteem, reinforce core values, expand social skills and respect for others.

Students will improve their physical abilities and overall health, while learning the value of cooperation, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Classroom Study and Tutoring

In addition to athletics, WeAre1 believes education is one of the most important aspects of life. Consequently, we teach students the power of proper decision making.

We place a special emphasis on the value of mutual understanding among all people. We promote the universal brotherhood of humanity. Hence, we are doing our part to create a better community.

WeAre1 tutors and mentors help students stay up-to-date and current on their school work, to exercise their minds as well as their bodies. We want our students to value education as much as they value athletics.


“We are cultivating healthy bodies and healthy minds, one dribble at a time.”