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Athletics & Beyond

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

5835 Biscay StreetDenver, CO 80249 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Strong Women and Gentlemen (S.W.A.G.) Academic Academy was developed to boost academic achievement and increase student engagement. Creating well-rounded students and then athletes, have proven to create successful and thoughtful adult citizens. This has been accomplished by partnering with after school ACT Preparation. Activities include peer mentoring, training in leadership, life skills, and healthy living. Various strategies are used by A&B's integrated programs with the desired outcome of increasing high school graduation rates, higher education attendance, knowledge of life and educational skills, and discipline to insure successful transitions to higher education.

Description

A&B recruits from the young men and women that have experienced the same barriers to graduation and college attendance as the current A&B classes. The ability to relate to each student and their situation is number one on the priority list for all staff, volunteer and board of directors. This strategy has proven successful for many years and has allowed for close and trusting relationships between A&B staff and volunteers and the students they serve.

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