Coaches mentor participants on the life skills of leadership, what it means to be a leader as an athlete, and how to apply it to their life. Next, the athletes apply what they learn. The athletes separate into teams and are given an opportunity to be a leader among their peers. Team captains lead their teams. The camaraderie, positivity, and watching the teens step up as leaders is truly inspirational.
More exciting news: PROJECT ATHLETES is coming to Urbana High School in Urbana, IL! We will be there Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 starting Tuesday, September 20th. Teens will participate in PROJECT ATHLETES training that includes speed, agility, core, flexibility, and balance training. Teens will also have an opportunity for homework. Food and drinks will be provided. The program will be FREE for all students and is funded by 21st Century Community Learning Centers.