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Institute SSJ programs address issues of diversity and inclusion, gender violence prevention, critical decision making skills for student-athletes, and leadership styles for coaches and administrators. Our programs have won the Peter F. Drucker Foundation Award as the nation’s most innovative non-profit program and recognized by the Bill Clinton Administration as a “model for violence prevention.” Unlike traditional workshops, our programs are interactive in nature; engaging the audience in scenarios, case studies, role plays, videos, and many more interactive activities.

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Explore our live streaming and on-demand videos. Volunteer in our disaster relief community service project. Nominate a student-athlete to be recognized for their academic efforts. Meet our partners. We are collectively the nation’s largest and most highly recognized outreach and community service program using student-athletes to reach children.

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