OverviewPinnacles for Youth is a coeducational 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that was founded in August of 2007, by former Marquette University basketball standout Roney Eford. Roney's desire and goal is to provide youths with exceptional academic, athletic, and life-skill programs.

Our programs create positive alternatives for the youth of Milwaukee and New York City to promote education, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We help youths find positive solutions to obstacles, and provide the necessary tools for them to become leaders.


Pinnacles for Youth educates, empowers, and uplifts youths through year-round academic and athletic programs. This enables them to receive academic support and to achieve success in school and life.

Definition of Pinnacle

The highest point of development or achievement. This is precisely what we work hard for and aim towards.  We want all of our youths to reach for the highest achievements in academics, athletics, and life.