What We Do

As Scholar Athletes expands to partner with more school districts, our program evolves. In 2015, Scholar Athletes engaged in a Theory of Change process, funded through State Street and the United Way, with the goal of creating a model that would strengthen our program and participant outcomes.  Through this project, we piloted The Playbook – a new model of service designed to engage and empower students to achieve success in their education and beyond. We are in the third year of the pilot, and Playbook has been implemented in 20 of 24 Zones, with the goal of being fully implemented by 2020.

Playbook focuses on three Core Program Areas:

  • Academic Coaching & Mentoring
  • Health & Wellness
  • College & Career Readiness

The Playbook

Athletics are a powerful vehicle for youth identity formation, confidence building, valuable life-skills and personal health and wellness. Our Zone members benefit from consistent relationships with our Program staff who advocate for them over their four years of high school.

Urban High School Students + The ZONE + Core Program Areas = Measurable Outcomes

CORE PROGRAM AREAS

  • Homework Help
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • Report Card Conferencing
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • Weekly One-On-One Check-Ins
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • On-Time Graduation
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • Intramural Sports Participation
  • We Are Fit Participation (for females)
  • Intramural Sports Participation
  • We Are Fit Participation (for females)
  • Participation in Rostered Athletics
  • Wellness Programming
  • Participation in Rostered Athletics
  • Wellness Programming
  • Early College Exposure
  • Focus on the Future Workshops
  • Early College Exposure
  • Focus on the Future Workshops
  • Common App Completion
  • Scholarship Research
  • Focus on the Future Workshops
  • College and Career Assistance
  • College Trip
  • Scholarships
  • Focus on the Future Workshops

Short-Term Outcomes

Program Completion Outcomes