MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE, South Hadley, MA, July 8th - 22nd, 2007
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You have a better chance of becoming a doctor, entrepreneur, lawyer, engineer, computer or communication analyst than becoming a professional basketball player.

P.L.A.Y. (Planned Learning Achievement for Youth) is a non-profit organization located in Amherst, Massachusetts. We're dedicated to providing you with the academic, athletic and personal skills needed to turn a collegiate experience into a college degree.

Our program is free to all participants and consists of two parts:
15 day summer session and a 5 year round follow-up program.
The summer session combines intensive academic and athletic training - including academic core study and note-taking workshops, life-long skills and SAT/ACT preparation. The follow-up tracks both academic progress and life skills development for 5 years or until you graduate from college depending on which one comes first.

You've played basketball all your life. Maybe you think it's the best thing you do, maybe you dream about taking it straight to the top: the NBA/WNBA. Lots of kids have the same dream. 99.5% of you will not see it come true.
But basketball can still get you somewhere - to a college education and a degree. And that's no dream. That's reality. This truth is the foundation of P.L.A.Y. It's expressed in P.L.A.Y.'s motto: NON SATIS LUDERE. In Latin, OUR MOTTO MEANS "TO PLAY IS NOT ENOUGH." In other words, it means your future holds more than basketball - but basketball is where your future can begin.