Founded in 2008 by long-time Stamford resident and current Notre Dame-Fairfield High School Varisity basketball coach, Brian Kriftcher, and co-founded by Lenwood Latta, Stamford Peace is dedicated to the philosophy that “basketball is a privilege” – representing a reward for consistent effort and achievement in children’s core responsibilities in the classroom, in the community, and at home. PEACE's efforts are supported by two key pillars: PEACE Basketball, and our Beyond Limits Academic Program.
PEACE Basketball offers a first-rate basketball educational experience emphasizing the development of strong fundamentals and high quality competition, as well as establishing a culture of excellence among our players and in our overall approach to the game. Among our PEACE Basketball offerings are a boys' winter house basketball league; high-level boys' and girls' travel AAU basketball teams; summer and vacation day basketball camps; summer and fall outdoor leagues at Scalzi Park; year-round clinics and open gym activities; and individual training. Stamford Peace is built on a foundation consisting of teamwork, discipline, leadership, and sportsmanship. Rather than focusing exclusively on wins and losses, the goal of Stamford Peace includes using the game of basketball as a vehicle through which to positively influence academic achievement, community service, and other life skills within Stamford and other lower Fairfield County communities.
To that end, our Beyond Limits Academic Program, launched in 2013, employs a peer-to-peer approach in which local high school students provide one-on-one academic tutoring, primarily in math and science, to other local middle school and high school students, and fees are highly subsidized by Stamford Peace. In addition to regular tutoring, our Beyond Limits program conducts periodic workshops and other enrichment activities covering such topics as college planning, writing workshops, computer coding and more. Throughout each of these academic activities, we actively partner with parents, teachers and administrators as important shared advocated for our participants.
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Beyond Limits Academics
Launched in 2013, the Beyond Limits Academic Program provides highly subsidized one-on-one tutoring, primarily in math and science, enrichment activities and informal mentoring to Stamford Peace’s student-athletes and also to students attending our local public schools. Tutoring is typically conducted by Stamford Public School’s upperclassmen, including members of the National Honor Society, and college students, many of whom are referred by teachers, administrators, and other tutors. Sessions are held at Stamford Peace’s Long Ridge Road headquarters, which includes a dedicated tutoring room and large classroom equipped with computers, school supplies, and other program materials. The facility also includes a lounge area with free Wi-Fi for parents, a kitchen area stocked with complementary snacks and beverages, and a fitness room. Please click here to view our most recent program highlights. *Note: We transitioned to a remote platform at the outset of the pandemic and continue to support our students with virtual tutoring and enrichment programming, including our new remote tutoring teams. (Click here to learn more about the benefits of the remote teams approach.)*
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