WE WORK HARD.

THE AMBER GRAY WHERE 2 NEXT FOUNDATION

"WHATEVER YOU TELL YOURSELF YOU CAN OR CANNOT DO, IT IS TRUE."

 
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our reason why

The Where2Next Foundation  was founded by international professional women's basketball player, Amberly Gray. Serving to provide charitable goods and services to uplift Cincinnati communities, Amber uses her influence as a professional athlete to  build lasting bonds, give back what she's been so blessed to have, and simply put a smile on faces. 

MISSION

Where2Next strives to inspire, motivate, and encourage individuals to focus on the next phase of their life because where they're going is more significant than where they've been. 

VISION

Our goal is to provide young women and men with the tools to become the best version of themselves while accomplishing their dreams. We will do this through our basketball training, mentoring program, community events and partnering with other organizations that have similar missions.

WHAT WE DO

 

MENTORING

WHERE2NEXT is partnering Hamilton County Job and Family Services and Lakota Schools to establish a peer mentoring program. We will be utilizing the life experiences of Lakota West High School Students with training and prevention knowledge of Envision Partnerships to support Lakota Plains students as they learn to navigate the complex world we live in.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

We are partnered with: 

Reach Out Lakota

Boys and Girls Club of West Chester

Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services

We hold annual events to service the Greater Cincinnati area. Events include our Thanksgiving Door Dash, Back2School Backpack giveaway, Christmas present drive, and more. 

Our upcoming events are listed above.

Thank you for being a part of our success!

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING

Amber's testimony is unlike any other. She's spoken to scores of children and adults about overcoming a near-death experience, to becoming a professional basketball player with a greater mission. She's spoken to crowds about not giving up on their goals, no matter the hardship, and staying future-focused, by asking where to next?!

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • March Basketball Clinic
    9149 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
    Mar 15, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    9149 Cincinnati Columbus Rd, 9149 Cincinnati Columbus Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069, USA
    Join WHERE2NEXT Trainers each Sunday in March for small group shooting and ball handling clinics. 3rd/4th grade10-11am 5th/6th grade 11-12pm
  • Sponsor A Child For Christmas
    Amazon.com
    Dec 03, 2020, 7:00 PM – Dec 25, 2020, 11:00 PM
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    Donate, Drop Off or Send Gifts via Amazon. Serving Foster Families and Assisted Living Facilities for children in the area, ages 0-18. Text (513) 646-2560 for gift drop off.

GALLERY

The Frances Dancy Hooks Scholarship Fund

Frances Dancy Hooks was the great-grandmother of Amber Gray. She left behind a legacy of activism, and was devoted to helping women and young people to meet their full potential. We asked university-bound high school graduates in the foster system, and seniors who attend the Boys and Girls Club of West Chester to come up with a creative way to tell the story of their childhood. The only criteria was to be very candid, because their story could help another young person. For sharing their anecdotes, and potentially inspiring others not to give up their dreams, winners will receive $1,500 in scholarship funding.

2020 winners

Xia Whitfield 

High School      Lakota East HS Graduate

University          Central State

Area of Study   Criminal Justice

DeAngle Davis

High School      Withrow HS Graduate

University          Wright State

Area of Study   Journalism

 

MEET THE TEAM

 
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AMBER GRAY

Founder

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TAWNEE TACKETT

Chief Operations Officer

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MICHELE FLETCHER-JOHNSON

Board Member

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KELLY PEEK

Board Member

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TONYA CARTER

Finance & Funding Coordinator

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HOPE WARE

President

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ALEXA ZUBER

Registered Dietician

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HEIDI YOCUM

Community Outreach & Events Coordinatror

Contact Us
 

The Amber Gray WHERE2NEXT Foundation (“AGW2NF”) is operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund. (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to  AGW2NF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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