In the 2017- 2018 school year we will:
- Train and certify over 2,500 potential team captains. Captains’ training (local and national) is designed specifically for high school athletic captains to learn leadership skills, techniques and life lessons that will enable them to lead each of their teams on and off the field. Participating student athletes have firsthand experience to hear and engage with world-class experts and leaders in their respective professions while connecting with captains from other schools. The student athletes engage in interactive drills designed to incorporate communication, respect, sportsmanship, trust, sacrifice and ethical behavior. The captains also engage in team discussions on challenges facing today’s young leaders including dealing with peer pressure, difficult personalities, drugs/alcohol abuse, cultural barriers, family problems and similar issues.
- Certify and train over 1,500 students in single day Leadership Workshops (local and national). These workshops are developed for athletes who are interested in applying leadership techniques. Workshops allow us to partner with schools, universities, training facilities, camps and individual teams to address specific needs of each organization, such as, sportsmanship, team chemistry, attitude and team leadership.
- Accept 400 students into the ACE year-long program (134 in each of the three program locations). The Student ACES Program is offered in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. This program is provided to students from public and private high schools and consists of six classes and a community project. Students are nominated by their high schools or peers for exemplifying leadership traits in athletics, education and in their community. Students are excused from school and work together with students from different ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures to discuss values-based leadership. A network of young men and women of character and integrity is created and life-lasting friendships are formed!
- Our successes show the ACE program to be very valuable, in demand and essential in preparing quality leaders. ACE started with 32 students in a pilot program and by the end of 2017 had directly impacted over 2,247 students! Our plans will directly impact over 4,400 students in the upcoming 2017-18 school year. In order to support the growth and continue to impact a greater number of students, funding from private foundations, corporate sponsors, individual donors, clubs and events will be sought.
Miami Student ACES Program Sponsored By FPL