The mission of Hoops Care International is to provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, a healthy lifestyle, work ethic, commitment, honesty and integrity through sport. HCI believes sports like basketball teaches life lessons that can help people of all ages with success on and off the court. HCI also believes in the effectiveness of positive role models, and is active in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria-prevention, drugs and alcohol abuse. Working hard to reach goals as a team is an experience that HCI beneficiaries will carry with them for the rest of their lives. HCI activities are also a platform to address social issues such as religious tolerance, behavior and environment.