THE BRONX — Principal Mark Shultz says an after school program at the Aquinas high school is in trouble.
It’s run by a powerhouse couple, Rosaly and Victor Matos.
The pair are volunteers: during the day, Rosaly is in finance and Victor is an NYPD officer.
“They are in a very safe place and they are family to us,” said Matos.
The Matos family started this after-school volleyball program, called MOS — matters of sports — three years ago with just a few dozen teenagers.
Matos says as a police officer during the day, he saw a real need to support teenagers after school.
He says the group started small and it now serves 200 boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 19. Matos says he never turns a family away and never charges the family. The program is completely free.
“We have volunteers who are firefighters, EMS, they come in and work with the kids we don’t charge the kids any money, we ask for good grades,” said Matos.
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