Big Brother Big Sisters -Twin Cities and UWantGame have partnered together to present the Athlete Mentor Program (AMP). This mentoring program is designed to help student athletes reach and ignite their potential in academics, athletics and personal growth through mentoring and experiential learning opportunities. This vision is integral to both organizations and the program will serve the Minnesota- Twin Cities region.
UWG & Big Brothers Big Sisters Form Partnership
The program provides the focus and tools to get them in the game! The program will provide a comprehensive enrichment experience two times per month for student-athletes (typically 10th – 12th grade) who really want to advance to the next level. The program follows the performance model used for developing well-rounded collegiate and professional athletes with a heavy concentration on relationship building, character enhancement, and college and career path exploration. The virtual delivery includes dynamic mentor/mentee sessions delivered first, in a large National Group session with teams from the Houston and New York areas followed up by a Regional session video conferencing platforms, career/image-building workshops, and exciting group events.
Mentoring: Student-athletes are paired with adult mentors, many of whom have traveled the same path from high school to college to career.
Life Skills Development: Communication, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, leadership
College and Career Exploration: Go behind-the-scenes with a local sports industry-related career professional (virtual).
Speaker Series: Sports industry professionals and/or former collegiate student athletes offer personal testimonies and insight on transitioning from high school to college sports and balancing sports, academics, and social activities.
Topic: What is your Why? - Identifying Values in Sports and Life
Life Skill: Learning from failure and mistakes
Topic: Personal Branding 101
Topic: Personal Finance, Fundamentals of Finance
Life Skill: Finding your sparks
Topic: What is Entrepreneurship?
Life Skill: Incentivizing effort & tapping struggle strategies
Topic: Nutrition - How To Fuel Yourself For Success
Life Skill: Thinking forward, but acting now!
Topic: Time Management
Life Skill: Fast thinking & slow thinking; why it’s important to use both
Topic: Importance of Networking Sports/Community Service
Life Skill: Why you should give back, pay it forward and connect with the community