UWG & Big Brothers Big Sisters Form Partnership

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.

SESSION RECAPS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

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.