Jeff Lisath Basketball Inc. was created in 1979 in Portsmouth, Ohio. The initial purpose was to give at-risk youth a positive alternative to "street life."


Jeff Lisath, founder, Executive Director and CEO of JLB found through research that kids with idle time, low self-esteem, and have demonstrated behavioral problems often turn to crime, drugs, violence and gangs, becoming permanent threats to the community.


Jeff Lisath Basketball Ministries Scholarship Mission is to support the students at both Northridge and Portsmouth High Schools in their time of need, as they work towards a greater good. Our ministry understands the importance of educating the leaders of our future. Our goal is to help them obtain an education which will give them the knowledge and skills necessary for improving their lives and our communities. (4) Scholarships will be awarded each year.

Northridge High School's Alyssa Quillen and James Elkins are the recipients of the 2016 Jeff Lisath Basketball Ministries Academic Scholarship Award.

Guiding Individuals on the Path of Success

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