ISSJ Advocacy Partners

Partners of the ISSJ have joined in our efforts to “use the power and appeal of sports to affect positive social change in society.” With the support and cooperation of our partners, we can proudly say that together we are “Changing Lives Through the Power of Sport.”

Athlete Connections


Athlete Connections is dedicated to assisting current and former student-athletes in finding careers and making the transition from athletics to the workforce. As a company comprised of many former student-athletes, we identify with the challenges that finding jobs for athletes can present and what many athletes face in launching the next phases of their careers. Due to the dedication required of the athlete to maintain high university standards on and off the playing field, student-athletes are often left with a career preparation void.

Our collaborative work with universities and employers serves to advocate, expand and improve career opportunities for young male and female student-athletes and to increase public and policy-maker awareness of their needs.

Athlete Connections is dedicated to helping athletes develop the skills necessary to transition into their post athletic careers and find employment opportunities in fields outside of athletics. By continually adding new companies to Athlete Connections’ network and through Athlete Community Career Events, the list of potential jobs for athletes and connections that athletes have at their fingertips are endless.

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National Association of Student Personnel Administrators


Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA is comprised of 13,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.

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Scholar-Baller is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has developed culturally relevant educational and incentive-based programs at the middle school, high school and college levels to help bridge the gap between education, sport and popular culture. The mission of Scholar-Baller is to inspire youth and young adults to develop leadership skills and to excel in education and life by using their cultural interests in sport and entertainment.

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