The expansion means more than 60 additional athletes will have access to safe after-school programing that gets them physically active, elite athletic training, mentors, academic coaching and encouragement, and a "team" atmosphere to be a part of whether or not they are a part of an organized school sports team.
PROJECT ATHLETES will now be operating at five sites impacting nearly 150 young athletes every week. Plans and a new partnership are also being explored to open the first PROJECT ATHLETE Locker Room at an elementary school.
January 2017 also launched the beginning of Session 2 for most of the PROJECT ATHLETE sites.
Participants who have been with us since Session 1 are showing improved speed and athleticism, losing weight, and gaining more self-confidence. Locker Room site supervisors are also reporting grade and school attendance improvement for many participants while they were active in PROJECT ATHLETES during fall 2016 school semester when compared to spring 2016.
Session 2 will also bring in more mentors for students who will assist with homework, character development, and help foster positive guidance with their life choices.
Many exciting things are happening with PROJECT ATHLETES! If you know of anyone interested in being a part of our PROJECT ATHLETES coaching staff, please have them contact us!
Monetary donations are always needed to help the program grow and reach more young athletes. Donations can be made on this website by clicking the “donate” button at the bottom of the homepage. In-Kind donations of athletic shoes, drinks, and snacks are always appreciated and needed as well.