“Youth Can” season opening event with B. Vanagas: basketball, dancing and discussions

Yesterday in Kedainiai Arena we kicked off Youth Can’s Season Opening with a big basketball celebration! More than 300 program’s youth gathered from different cities, towns and villages in Lithuania to participate in various basketball competitions. Teams from Kedainiai sports center joined in and competed as well. Throughout the whole event, youth demonstrated their basketball […]

Alex Kazickas: “Lithuanians are some of the strongest people I know”

Alex Kazickas, co-founder of “Youth Can” (former “Basketball Power”) I am very proud of my family history, of being Lithuanian. To me, it means being a part of a community of people who are strong-willed and resilient. The most important thing about Lithuania to me is our independence. Reflecting on the 100th Anniversary of Lithuania’s […]

Augustine Kazickas: “Never forget those who are less fortunate”

Augustine Kazickas, co-founder of “Youth Can” (former “Basketball Power”) I am proud to be Lithuanian. It is a country with impressive history and people, and, of course, lots of beauty. Historically, it was Dr. Joseph Kazickas’s dream to see his homeland break free of Soviet control. Through generations, the desire to see Lithuania succeed was […]

Peter Kazickas: “I am proud to be Lithuanian”

Peter Kazickas, co-founder of “Youth Can” (former “Basketball Power”) Lithuania is a small country with a huge, beating heart and I will be forever proud of my heritage. To me, Lithuania is a dignified place where people stand up for what they believe in; and we’re only just beginning to scratch the surface of our […]