Beyond Sports Foundation

Contact Information

1350 Old Skokie Rd
Ste 205
Highland Park, IL 60035 - 3058
FY 2017 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission

Executive Summary

The Beyond Sports Foundation proposes to have 21 reduced half-time AmeriCorps members who will provide tutoring, mentoring, test prep, health and wellness classes, recruiting, and professional development for student-athletes from Will, DuPage, Kendall, Lake, and Cook counties. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for engaging all high school student-athletes in academic tutoring, mentoring, professional development, and health and wellness classes resulting in higher GPAs and test scores and an improved understanding of the importance of nutrition. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 100 volunteers who will be engaged in youth, health and wellness, and mentorship workshops.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Education, Healthy Futures, and Economic Opportunity. The CNCS investment of $108,467 will be matched with $47,378 in private funding.

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