Rockport believes in giving back and supporting great causes.
Here are a few charities that inspire us:
Andrew Glover Youth Program
In 1979, the Andrew Glover Youth Program first reached into some crowded Manhattan criminal courtrooms and found kids who might turn their lives around if they only had a second chance. What the Glover Program did next was unheard of. We presented the courts with an option: Instead of sentencing youth to jail, judges could send them to the Glover Program for counseling, training, education and employment assistance.
That simple tactic -- keep kids out of prison -- has saved the lives of hundreds of young people every year for more than three decades. At a time when the U.S. incarceration rate is the highest of any nation in the world and a cycle of arrests and imprisonment has become the norm within many low-income communities, AGYP has bucked the trend to become one of history's most successful and cost-effective crime prevention programs.
Organization for Advancement of Afghan Women
The Organization for Advancement of Afghan Women is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by a group of Afghan women professionals living in New York City and New Jersey. Headed by all volunteer staff and members, they are committed to educating all Afghan women and children, and caring for their health. Their goal is to help Afghanistan and its people through educational and medical needs.
Fred's Team - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fred's Team is a fundraising program with a lifesaving mission: to bring us one step closer to a world without cancer. Each year, hundreds of athletes of all abilities join Fred's Team to compete in marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, bike races, and other endurance events all over the world to raise funds for pioneering research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.