Athletes Using Their Power (A4)

Now more than ever, student-athletes use their platforms to speak out about the injustices in our country. As they strive for a more inclusive world, they are looking to their institutions’ athletic departments and communities to evaluate their polices, identify change opportunities and be leaders in fighting against injustices.

Our mission in leadership development is to educate and empower student-athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators through transformative experiences that develop effective leaders, cultivate an inclusive community and enhance the college sports landscape.

In alignment with this mission, NCAA leadership development has created a four-part virtual series that will educate student-athletes on the power they have and how they can use it to effectively enact meaningful change. Weekly sessions will be engaging and center on action, preparing student-athletes to be effective change leaders on campus and within their communities.

Sessions will take place at 6 p.m. EST and run for 90 minutes on Sundays throughout the month of August. Each topic will be led by subject matter experts and/or practitioners. Registration links will be available the Monday prior to each session in the program schedule below. Participants will only be able to register for one session at a time. All sessions will be recorded and posted following their completion.

This virtual program is accessible only to student-athletes. Only student-athletes will be eligible to register to attend the program meetings and we ask that no coaches or administrators are present with student-athletes when they tune in to A4. There is a plan to hold a similar program for administrators and coaches in the coming months, but we ask that the August series remains solely student-athlete participants.

To access A4 Session Recordings and Resources, please click here.

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