Student Athlete Leadership Program

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Open to youth ages 10 - 16 (5th grade to 10th grade).  The program design includes four (4) components:  Leadership Training & Development Through STEM, Workforce Development Education & Certification, Career and College Readiness, and Health and Wellness.

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Summer/Fall Hybrid Cohort

Our Student Athlete Leadership Hybrid Program Participants is executing their TRIAD Initiatives for under-served and under-represented communities.

The International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) - Student Athlete Leadership Hybrid Program participants have brainstormed, developed and now implementing TRIAD Initiatives for youth and families from undeserved and underrepresented communities.

 

Our Student-Athlete Leaders recently completed an 8-week comprehensive Leadership Training and Development through STEM, Career and College Readiness, Workforce Development, Education and Certification and Health and Wellness Program and in return, they have designed and now executing a triad initiative of giving back. 

Overview Presentation TRIAD Initiative 

TRIAD Initiative #1 COMPLETED

Our Student Athlete Leadership Hybrid Program Participants presents an overview to their TRIAD Initiative for Volunteers, Parents, Supporters, and Donors.

TRIAD Initiative #2 COMPLETED

TRIAD Initiative #3  (TBD)

Program Benefits

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Benefits of Leadership Training and Development

All effective youth programs have youth development at their core. Effective youth leadership programs build on solid youth development principles, with an emphasis on those areas of development and program components that support youth leadership.

IABT’s inclusion of leadership development activities as one of the 10 required program elements is consistent with research (National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2002; Gambone, Klem, & Connell, 2002; Sipe, Ma, & Gambone, 1998) showing that effective youth initiatives give young people opportunities to take on new roles and responsibilities through the program and the community.

Most research support facts such as “… that young people need to develop or achieve. In each instance, these competencies or outcomes encompass a wide range of areas such as cognitive, social, civic, cultural, spiritual, vocational, physical, emotional, mental, personal, moral, or intellectual development”

Benefits of Career and College Readiness Programs

College and career readiness programs can provide successful transitions between high school and college or work by helping students gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for their post-secondary success.

Being college- and career-ready can support students for a lifetime of health in these ways:

  • Being prepared for postsecondary education or training that can result in better job opportunities

  • Access to a career that provides sustainable wages and pathways to advancement

  • Greater income opportunities that support the ability to purchase healthy foods, gain access to physical activity opportunities, and pay for health support services

  • Greater social and emotional well-being that comes from having educational and career opportunities and less stress and vulnerability during hard times

Benefits of Workforce Development Programs

 Youth employment remains a global challenge, with an estimated 80 million youth unemployed in low- and middle- income countries worldwide, and numbers are rising. When youth are educated, healthy, employed, and civically engaged, they have the power to drive economic growth, democracy, resilience, and prosperity.  However, when the needs of youth are not addressed, poverty, violence, and unrest can follow. In contexts where lack of skills is a contributing factor for high unemployment, workforce development is the practice that targets this challenge and may be one solution, among others.

What Exactly Is Workforce Development?

Youth workforce development is many things to many actors. Understanding how to program for it begins with knowing what it is. At its core, workforce development seeks to benefit two groups:  it enables individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for gainful employment or improved work performance in a particular trade or occupation. And it provides employers with an effective means to communicate and meet their demand for skills.

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Benefits of Mentoring for Youth 

Mentoring is often one component of a program that involves other elements, such as tutoring or life skills training and coaching. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term and contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees.

Benefits for youth:

  • Increased high school graduation rates

  • Lower high school dropout rates

  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices

  • Better attitude about school

  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations

  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school

  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers

  • Improved interpersonal skills

  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use 

Benefits of Health and Wellness Programs

High levels of wellbeing in teenagers can help them flourish in life, as well as act as a protective factor against some of the challenges that may arise during the teenage years. 

 

Teenagers with strong mental wellbeing are able to:

 

  • Manage their emotions.

  • Enjoy positive relationships with friends and family.

Benefits of Tutoring 

Tutoring programs can help your child develop study and learning skills that will help set up your child for success for his or her entire life.

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