We partner classrooms with incredible athletes to teach kids focus, decision making, and belonging so they can shine in and out of school.
Classroom Champions provides amazing people and resources to teachers to support student mental health, wellness, and academic achievement.
Why do we do the work?
Mentorship and Social and Emotional Development are key to ending the cycle of poverty in communities.
Low-income students are 6 TIMES MORE LIKELY to drop out of school.
Poor social and emotional skills as AS EARLY AS KINDERGARTEN leads to lower education rates and higher dependence on drugs and alcohol in adulthood.
POOR ATTENDANCE in grades 6-8 PREDICTS HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATES better than test scores in those grades.
Every classroom in our Scaled Mentorship community is matched with a currently
competing Olympian, Paralympian, national team, college student-athlete, or professional athlete.
Mentors are assigned multiple classrooms
to scale the reach of a single mentor to have a wide impact.
Our evidence-based approach conducts research before and after programming and shows improvements in social and emotional development, attendance, school suspensions, and math and reading scores.
REDUCTION IN BULLYING AFTER CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS
OF CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS TEACHERS REPORTED THAT CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS IMPROVED STUDENT GRADES
OF CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS TEACHERS SAID THAT THE PROGRAM IMPROVED THEIR JOB PERFORMANCE
OF TEACHERS REPORTED THAT CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS IMPROVED STUDENTS RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF OBSTACLES