Downtown Ministries

Downtown Academy is a 501(c)3 initiative of Downtown Ministries, a multi-faceted ministry to youth and families of inner-city Athens since 2003.


Downtown Ministries originated as a means of connecting individuals from diverse cultures through youth sports programs to demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the development of consistent and meaningful relationships. Over the years, volunteers with Downtown Ministries sports teams, the Downtown Falcons, have coached and impacted the lives of hundreds of children in Athens who have the greatest need.

Downtown Falcons

The Downtown Falcons program has grown to include four football teams of players ages 4-12, four cheerleading squads, three boys and one girls basketball teams allowing us to reach and demonstrate Christ-centered hope and encouragement to nearly 200 inner-city children each year.

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