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Sport For Good Atlanta Alliance - Captains Corner

By Pharlone Toussaint posted 10-30-2018 04:11 PM


Sport For Good Atlanta Alliance - Captains Corner
An update on the progress of our Playbook For Impact!


Health & Well Being -  (Captains: Lea Rolfes|Girls On The Run ATL, Stephanie Campbell|KiDsGyM USA
The Health & Wellbeing workgroup's primary strategy is to increase the number of SBYD programs on the Westside. Our initial piece of work is to understand what is currently happening in the Washington Cluster so we can identify and fill the gaps in programs. We are hoping to develop a list of SBYD programs offered at each school before the end of the year. This list will help us offer some capacity building assistance to current programs to help them expand as well as identify new programs. We currently have 18 organizations serving youth in the Washington Cluster on our list, but we know there are more. If you have not yet filled out the survey about your program or know of a great SBYD program on the Westside, please visit this SURVEY LINK  or reach out to us.

Sustainability - (Captain: Phil Hill|Soccer In The Streets

It's Phil Hill here, the captain of the Sustainability Group. Our team has made some great progress over the last months. In the latest meeting, it was decided to retire the 'fundraising capacity' from the overall objective for the immediate term. The new focus is concentrated on getting the 'active collaboration' part in place first. With the refreshed objective to "increase the active collaboration of alliance member organizations and the community" the group feels more can be achieved. Five strategies were then developed to take us into 2019 (these will be circulated in the near future). As the group leader, I would like to thank Dan Kester, Lauren Glancy, Lateef Pyles and Pharlone for all the hard work and enthusiasm. 

Education - (Captains: Kelli Stewart|L.E.A.D. Inc, Terry Johnson|Field Of Dreams Academy

The Education Working Group’s revised, primary outcome is that: Youth in SBYD Programs graduate from high school prepared for entry into educational & career pathways.

Our two objectives are:

  • 75% of students in SBYD program graduate from high school or get a GED.
  • 80% of high school graduates in target communities who participate in a SBYD Program (Sports Based Youth Development) are career- and college-ready as evidenced by their enrollment into a Post Secondary Program, Military, or employment.
Our four Strategies are: 

  • Create productive school partnerships at both the district and individual school level.
  • Engage SBYD experts, resources, and networks to support our programming in order to ensure we are utilizing best practices in pursuit of the objectives. (e.g. Laureus USA & the Sport for Good Alliance, National Alliance for Youth Sport (NAYS), All Pro Dad, National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) Inc.)
  • Increase the percentage of program participants in the target communities in SBYD programs that have access to certifications, continuing education, and professional development opportunities.
  • Create the Sport for Good Atlanta Leadership Summit for youth and families in the Westside community neighborhoods.

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