The ISSJ “Sport for Social Development Youth Camp” was created to serve under-resourced middle school students in Central Florida. This camp offers workshops on important life skills, critical decision making and bullying.  Various professionals around the community come speak to the campers about their educational and career paths. Finally, all campers receive sports instruction in…
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Growing Actions against Human Trafficking

Often times in my posts about human trafficking I stress that it takes place in the US and is not only an international problem. The month of July proved to be a very active month domestically in the fight against human trafficking. In July alone, 74 people were charged in the United States with human…
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The Fight Against Human Trafficking has to be Everywhere

There have been many horrific news stories that have been reported in the international press regarding human trafficking in the past few weeks. It is very important that we, as Americans, understand that human trafficking is also a huge problem in the United States.  While many victims in the US are poor or persecuted people…
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Nominate a PlayMaker!

Each month, the NCAS recognizes one student-athlete from a member institution for his or her ability to manage life on the court or field and in the classroom, while making a significant contribution to the community. PlayMakers receive a tee-shirt with the award name and local and national media coverage. Nominate someone today!

Giant Steps Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The NCAS hosted its 15th annual Giant Steps Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony last week. Award winners Coach Tom Walter of Wake Forest; Conner and Cayden Long, a sibling triathlon team; Paula Heron, a triathlete raising awareness about human trafficking; and Drey Mingo, a student-athlete from Purdue were all inspiring! The NCAS also inducted…
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Academic Momentum Award Information

Scholar-Baller® is now entering into its sixth year presenting the prestigious Academic Momentum Award in collaboration with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS). The award seeks to recognize student-athletes who have demonstrated a significant academic improvement throughout their collegiate careers. Click here for additional information or to nominate. The final deadline for submissions is October…
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Diversity Training at Coppin State

Recently, Lamar Lee and Robert Weathers, of the NCAS, let student-athletes at Coppin State University in a variety of exercises that explored personal and institutional perspectives concerning diversity.  The NCAS is the primary provider of diversity training for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Check it out!

National STUDENT-Athlete Day is April 6!

What is your school doing to celebrate student-athletes who go above and beyond on the field or court, in the classroom, and in the community?

Scholar-Baller winners announced

The Scholar Baller® program, in conjunction with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS), announced the recipients of the 2011 Academic Momentum Award. Eighty-nine nominations were received from 55 different colleges and universities. Top nominations were categorized into three teams based on each student-athlete’s academic improvement and the impact each student-athlete’s academic performance had…
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Save the Date!

MVP National will be hosting its first bystander intervention conference on May 31-June 1, 2012 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The theme will be: BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: FROM ITS ROOTS TO THE ROAD AHEAD Click here for more information!