MAINE, USA — For the past 10 years, a youth community non-profit has provided educational services for over 1,000 Maine children. Together Reaching Unity (TRU) is celebrating it's 10th Summer Slam mentoring program.
While this year's program looks a bit different due to the pandemic -- participants were able to meet professional basketball player and Portland native Nik Caner-Medley.
TRU's mission is to use sports as a way to teach young people valuable life lessons by creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
The Summer Slam event will continue Saturday at Red Bank Community Center parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon and in Westbrook at Cornelia Warren Field from 1 p.m to 3 p.m.