Beyond Sports Foundation uses the power of sport to transform lives by turning athletic ability into life opportunity.
Beyond Sports Foundation prepares student-athletes to succeed in life. Our student-athletes typically come from under-resourced families in under-served communities and will need financial assistance in order to attend college. Many of our student-athletes are from populations that are under-represented on college campuses.
The Four Pillars of Beyond Sports
- Athletic Development: State-of-the-art athletic training to enhance speed and strength, diet and nutritional counseling complement this training, recruitment preparation and support.
- Academic Development: An advanced and proven educational model leveraging academic tutoring including individualized weekly tutoring and monitoring of academic progress. A comprehensive ACT tutoring program is also provided.
- Mentorship: One-on-one mentoring program which allows for adults to act as caring role-models. Mentors expand the student-athlete’s experience base and models a wider diversity of career possibilities. Mentors help their mentees see the connection between school and future aspirations; encouraging them to create their own pathways. *Harvard Graduate School of Education, Wall Street Journal March, 21, 1996
- Social Programming: Enhancement of soft skills/social skills. Exposure to arts and culture though a series of culturally enriching events and workshops. These exposures promote college readiness.