Military Family College Readiness Program

P2C Athlete Prep's Military Family Readiness Program is designed to prepare military families with student athletes in the 9th through 12th grade for the trials and tribulations they will in the college recruiting process as a military family.  With unique challenges casued by deployments, military moves, and being stationed overseas, military dependents face added dementions to their recruiting process that the average student athlete might not face.

The Program:

     - Tutoring Programs (Required for students with GPA less than 3.0)

     - Rising Stars / College Bound Athlete Mentorship Programs

          - Yearly mentorship sessions

          - Participate live or on-demand from website

     - SAT/ACT Preparation / Validation

     - Student Athlete College Preparation

          - Assistance with the college lists

          - NCAA and NAIA course work compliance

     - Online College Marketing and Promtions

          - Available to varsity sports participants

          - Must meet other program requirements to be "college ready"

          - Ability to promote multiple sports or levels

     - Military College Scholarship Workshops

     - Military College Seminar Workshops

          - Gang Prevention

          - Bullying Prevention

          - Drug and Alcohol Prevention

          - Money Management

          - Workforce Development (Resume Writing)

          - Overcoming the effects of military moves on student athletes

     - Program Additions / Enhacements:

          - Nutrition (Health and Wellness) Program

               - Nutrition Counseling

               - Health and Fitness Assistance (Classes/Training)

          - Academic College Visits

               - Assistance with scheduling college visits

          - College Sports Showcases

               - Ability to participate in

                    - Team showcases

                    - Individual showcases

               - All events will have

                    - live streamed (or tape delay)

                    - ability to go on college visits

                    - and more!

6th through 10th Grade Tutoring Program:

We believe that education is one of the most important elements of long-term success in all areas of life. P2C Athlete Prep has developed this tutoring program to offer both personal and small group assistance to students who are at academic risk.  The requirement for students who begin in the High School Development Program is to finish with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  For those students who come into the program that have not achieve this GPA requirement, we will provide access to help through our tutoring program.  

Rising Stars Mentorship Program:

Although education is the primary goal of our schools, students face other challenges taht will ultimately influence their future.  Some students try to figure out how to combine athletics with their studies.  Some with fragile self-esteem align themselves with groups that experiment with risky behaviors.  Some walk-in isolation because, for whatever reason, they don't "fit in".

The role of the mentor can range from "informal career counselor" to "trusted confidante".  Experienced mentors are mature adults who students can turn to in times of confusion or stress.  They are able to help students navigate their complex educational and social experience and also prepare them for success in life.  They encourage; they listen; they advise; and they support.

The Mentorship Programs connect students with mentors who will always act in their best interest.  In addition to being a trusted friend and counselor, our mentors also interact with teachers, parents, coaches, student services, and anyone else who can play a part in the support system that will be the foundation for a student's overall success.

College Bound Athlete Mentorship Program:

As a first-year college student:  From the very first day that they walk onto the campus of a college or university, students face a stressful environment.  The difficult qualification and acceptance process is behind them, and they are now a member of the student body of the college of their choice.  But there is very little time for relaxation or reflection between the rigors of academic requirements, coping with the new experience living away from home, and trying to find his or her place in the campus social structure.  Our mentors help to prepare the student athletes for these first year college rigors.

SAT/ACT Preparation / Validation

As part of our commitment to helping students achieve their academic goals, P2C Athlete Prep offers support to those who need help preparing for the SAT and ACT tests.  All students applying to a US college or university are required to take on or both tests to participate in the higher education admissions process.  Colleges and universities use the SAT and ACT scores as one indicator of a student's ability to perform college level work.  More than a million students take these test every year to compete for placement at the college or university of their choice.  Our focus is on helping students understand that the SAT test is an aptitude test and the ACT is an achievement test.  Or goal and focus with this program is to:

     1) help student athletes understand which test will offer them the best opportunity for the highest score according to their individual strengths and weaknesses.

     2) teach specific techniques to use when approaching each component of a test and how to narrow choices on multiple choice questions, and

     3) Provide practice tests that are similar to SAT and ACT tests in terms of the types of questions and the format.

Online College Marketing and Promotions

An online athletic profile is one of the most important marketing tools a player can have.  It allows college coaches to quickly review key information about a player and make that critical decision whether the athlete is worth considering for recruitment.  

The competition is tough.  Some studies suggest that Division I college football programs have databases that have over 5,000 prospective players.  Not every student athlete knows how to create a profile that will grab the attention of a busy coach or recruiter, and not every student athlete has the resources to invest in professional recruitment services.  We help student athletes create strong athletic profiles at a very low cost - profiles that emphasize their greatest skills and accomplishments to give them a competitive edge in the recruitment process.

Military College Scholarship Workshops

The military college scholarship workshops provides students and their parents with information to help them navigate through finding a way to pay for a college education.  We teach them how to use such programs as:

     - Post 9/11 GI Bill (Military Scholarship Program)

     - Texas Hazelwood Act (Military Scholarship Program)

     - Yellow Ribbon Program (Military Scholarship Program)

     - The Fry Program (Military Scholarship Program)

     - And other state sponsored military incentive programs

Gang Awareness

Helping students and parents identify some of the major causes of why a student turns to a gang.  Such reasons as acceptance, protection, lack of self-esteem, and peer pressure to name a few.  By partnering with local police, the gang task force and the testimonials of  former gang members, our Gang Awareness Program is designed to "pull back the covers" on gang activity and violence to clearly depict to students choosing this path in life can take them down.  

By helping students understand how to best position themselves to avoid this life style is and educating them on the hard facts associated with gang life, we hope to change the lives of many students.

Bullying Prevention

The National Education Association estimates that about 160,000 students miss school every day because of the fear of being bullied.  Victims of bullying are at risk of being seriously scarred emotionally, and many of them suffer a permanent loss of self-esteem.  Unfortunately, some have even taken their own lives.  

Bullying is a nationwide problem that every organization should work to mitigate in some way.  Our Bullying Program gives students the information and tools they need to deal with the effects of bullying and behave honorably and with courage.  

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Although we would like to believe that our children have the strength and resolve to resist the temptations of alcohol and drugs, we know that many cannot do this alone.  The goal of our Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program is to make students more aware of the negative impact that drug and alcohol use has on their road to success.

Money Management

Money management is a life skill that is rarely included in a school's curriculum.  Because of this, many students head off to college or on to their post-high school careers without understanding how to manage their finances prudently - and too many are learning by trial and error.

The fact that the student loan debt has been growing every quarter with increasing delinquency rates is a symbol of how young men and women may be losing control of their financial future.

Because of this, P2C Athlete Prep has developed a Money Management Program.  We believe that both high school and college students - even middle school students - would benefit from learning the basic concepts involved in earning, saving, and investing money.

Workforce Development (Resume Writing)

P2C Athlete Prep has developed a Resume Writing Program to help students who are nearing graduation.  We help them identify their skills and achievements and teach them how to present these skills and achievements in a compelling way to prospective colleges or employers.  

Coupling this with guiding students to take advantage of the expertise of their guidance counselors and to continue to ask questions until they thoroughly understand the process.  Financial challenges should never derail a student's path to success.

Program Additions / Enhancements

Nutrition (Health and Wellness) Program:

Nutrition Counseling

Proper nutrition is critical for both academic and athletic peak performance.  Food is fuel for the brain and the body.  It is the foundation for overall health.  The right food at the right time in the right amount can influence how students learn and athletes perform.  

We have partnered with trainers and nutrition counselors to develop a health and wellness program to help students stay healthy and learn how to "fuel" themselves throughout the day.  We will use a three-fold approach:  educate, provide, and connect.

Health and Fitness Assistance

During their 8 November 2017 co-hosted twitter chat, the American Council on Exercise and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation walked away with one big takeaway, "(e)xercise professionals in all communities need to get involved for these programs to make a significant impact in reducing the rising dual-epidemic of childhood inactivity and obesity.

Yes every community has a unique setting for youth activity (afterschool programs, youth sports, local recreation, and faith-based facilities), the Aspen Institute's PROJECT PLAY definse physical literacy as "the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life."

To address this need, P2C Athlete Prep has partnered with trainers in the community to develop a health and fitness program to help students stay healthy, active, and safe.  Focusing in heart health, endurance training, strength training, stretching, combined with how to eat to be at optimum performance, we feel that our program will equip student athletes to achieve optimum performance, safety, and continued physical activity into adulthood.

Academic College Visits:

Douglas Christiansen, Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions for Vanderbilt University sums up the importance of a college visit prior to a student making a final choice on attending a particular college or university.  

     "While a student can find out basically all he/she needs to know about a campus via the Internet, until a student takes a trip to that campus, the actual experience is just theoretical. Knowing the journey involved to just arrive at a campus is critical. We have had students arrive, after driving all day, who then reconsider their opinion of our school. We have had students who have traveled around the world to arrive here, and fall in love with our campus immediately. The feel once a student arrives is very personal, and it is one all students need to have experienced before deciding which school is right for them. A campus visit allows the student to experience the trip involved to get to the school, the people who are there, and the actual learning environment on campus. Seeing the dorms and dorm rooms, tasting the food, walking the campus—all these elements are critical to understanding if a student will actually be happy once he/she is a student there."

To that end, we will provide students who normally would not have the ability to visit colleges throughout the state and surrounding states to help them make more informed college decisions.

College Sports Showcases:

In order for players to get better and to gain valuable exposure, they must play in both team based tournaments and also individual based showcases.  This allows student athletes the ability to showcase their talents in both a team setting and as an individual.  

Additionally, these events need to provide more than just the ability to "play games" for trophies.  Parents and teams spend thousands of dollars each year attending sporting tournaments that in the end come up empty on one vital goal; they don't provide the ability for exposure beyound the event.  

We have partnered to provide both team and individual showcases that will do more than just allow the ability to "play games".  These events will allow exposure locally, regionally, and nationally.  No longer will parents and student athletes have to worry if college coaches are sitting in the stands.  All events utilitize video live stream (or tape delay) and provide this information directly to college coaches both pre and post event; ensuring exposure beyound the end of the event

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