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IABT Transitions To National Urban Multisport Nonprofit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:

January 25, 2021 Publicist, Shawn Hay

Office: (301) 641-0814

The International Association of Black Triathletes

Goes Moves to a National Model

Baltimore, MD. - The International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) moves from a local to a national model. IABT has expanded its reach and impact to urban communities across the United States. The International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) has expanded its reach to a national level, now serving urban communities through the triathlon sport in thirty-two states. The largest initiative in the sport to increase equity, diversity, inclusion and access.


The International Association of Black Triathletes’ is a national nonprofit that provides advancement for urban youth and communities they represent through the sport of triathlon by being a gateway to reduce academic and health disparities and to increase opportunities for collegiate studies, internships, and economic development.


Prior to the covid19 pandemic, urban communities were in dire need of resources and opportunities and as a result of the continuation of the covid19 pandemic, the need has widened greatly. Using the multisport industry as a foundation of our programs and services has assisted in a positive manner urban youth and urban communities in Maryland and we seek to share the Joy, Love and Hope in other urban communities nationwide, says IABT’s CEO, Dr. Tekemia Dorsey.


Data across the United States in urban communities are similar to that of Maryland where IABT’s headquarters are located. According to 2019 Datausa Profile, 9.1% of Baltimore County residents live BELOW the Poverty Level; that’s 73.6K of 808K Residents. Females ages 25-34 are leading the charge in living below the poverty level, closely followed by Females ages 18-24 and then Males ages 18-24. These numbers remain alarming to our current targeted population because of the lack of opportunities provided to them due to barriers that existed prior to CoVid19 and heightened as a result of the CoVid19 Pandemic. According to the 2018 US Census under the category Poverty by Age, of the 175, 286 Children in Baltimore County, 20,329 live in poverty (Poverty USA, 2020). According to the statistics, Baltimore County has experienced a 0.485% decline in population, and this is largely due to the lack of equity access in resources within and compared to other counties.


According to 2019 Datausa Profile, 9.1% of Baltimore County residents live BELOW the Poverty Level; that’s 73.6K of 808K Residents. Females ages 25-34 are leading the charge in living below the poverty level, closely followed by Females ages 18-24 and then Males ages 18-24. These numbers remain alarming to our current targeted population because of the lack of opportunities provided to them due to barriers that existed prior to CoVid19 and heightened as a result of the CoVid19 Pandemic. According to the 2018 US Census under the category Poverty by Age, of the 175, 286 Children in Baltimore County, 20,329 live in poverty (Poverty USA, 2020). According to the statistics, Baltimore County has experienced a 0.485% decline in population, and this is largely due to the lack of equity access in resources within and compared to other counties.



“Preparation programs for youth are highly needed due to the most recent statistics and the CoVid19 Pandemic has demonstrated that having degrees and lacking skill sets for adults were not enough to decrease high unemployment rates therefore, if we do not change the focus with our youth, those living in poverty will increase sufficiently in the years to come placing youth and families in more despite conditions than CoVid19”, says CEO, Dr. Tekemia Dorsey.


Learn more at www.theiabt.org


About The International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT)

IABT is the only International African American and Women Owned National Non-profit Humanitarian Charitable organization in the multisport industry, headquartered in Baltimore, MD. IABT Multisport Racing is the only African American and Women Owned Multisport Racing Company in the country.

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