James Robinson, a native resident of Greenburgh, New York and graduate of Woodlands High School, spends most of his free time working with a group of high school youth from eleven surrounding districts. The group, established in 1985, is the “Martin Luther King, Jr. Adults Club”. Mr. Robinson is one of the Club’s founders; and, for the eleven years it was in existence, he has served as a positive role model for over 500 young people.
Mr. Robinson uses his expertise in sports management and coaching as an additional avenue to communicate positive values to our youth. For the Alexander Hamilton H.S., Elmsford, New York, he has served as Head Baseball and JV Basketball Coach, as well as Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach. He has also inspired a number of athletes in his position as Asst. Men’s Basketball Coach for Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
After attending Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, James returned home determined to give something back. As the Program Coordinator, Aquatic Director and Camp Director for the Town of Greenburgh. Theodore D. Young Community Center, Mr. Robinson manages recreational and educational programs that are designed to improve the quality of life not only for youth but also adults and senior citizens.
Community service and involvement rank high on Mr. Robinson’s priority list. He has s numerous committees including: The United Way Youth Advisory Committee; The Westchester Community College Advisory Council; Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Committee and the African American Men of Westchester Youth Committee. Currently Mr. Robinson is the Chairperson of the Youth Committee of the African American Men of Westchester and the President of Int’l Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc., IAABO, Board 52. Mr. Robinson is also Co-founder and President of Fathers and Children Together ( FACT), an organization of over 70 fathers throughout Westchester. The concept is to give fathers an opportunity to spend quality time with their children, foster positive relationships and experiences with their children, and reach out to those children who may not have fathers in their daily lives. It also gives the fathers an opportunity to share their own experiences with each other.
James credits his success and motivation largely to the guidance of his parents as well as the positive influence the Theodore D. Young Community Center had on his life as an adolescent. He often says, ‘Perhaps, that’s why I came back, to ensure that other youth would have opportunity, experience and exposure,”
James lives in Greenburgh, New York with his wife Yolanda and their three children, Nicole and twins Jasmine and James Jr., 6.

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