Many students, particularly those from underserved communities, don’t see themselves as leaders.
And sports is the perfect venue for developing grit, self-awareness, empathy, teamwork, self-efficacy and gratitude — critical skills for leadership both on and off the field.
So with Sports Challenge, we bring together high school student-athletes from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. They share every part of every day with people who may be very different from themselves — for many, it’s a new experience.
Immersed in a growth-mindset culture, they debate, compete, develop new skills, celebrate achievements, share meals and personal experiences, embrace and question new concepts — and, of course, sweat!
At the end of nine challenging days, our student-athletes leave Sports Challenge better prepared to thrive in an increasingly diverse world.