We partner classrooms with athlete mentors to teach kids focus, decision making, and belonging so they can shine in and out of school. Our resources provide teachers a way to support students' mental health, wellness and academic achievement.

Classroom Champions is leading the conversation.

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Improve engagement, decrease bullying, and boost student achievement.

A nonprofit and charity, Classroom Champions connects volunteer Olympians, Paralympians, Student-Athletes, and Professional Athletes to K-8 classrooms through a social and emotional based curriculum and mentorship experience.

Sharing real life stories, lessons and challenges surrounding perseverance, goal setting, leadership and more, athlete mentors help teachers bring social and emotional skills to life in the classroom!

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of teachers reported that
Classroom Champions
improved student grades

Structured, holistically scaled mentorship programs.

We integrate lessons like goal setting, leadership, and community involvement into local curriculum; train and provide around the clock support to teachers; develop athletes as mentors; and engage families to be a part of the conversation.

SEL Foundations

Social and emotional learning curriculum to build student’s social and emotional capacity and support schools to implement high-quality, culturally responsive SEL content and instruction.

Mentorship+ SEL Foundations

Connect students with role models to develop valuable social emotional skills and improve overall school culture and climate.

See if Classroom Champions is right for you.

Try our Goal Setting unit taught by Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor completely free for 30 days! Get access to our series of videos, lesson plans, and additional resources that keep kids engaged.

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