why athlete mentors?

Elite athletes practice hard work, dedication and perseverance on a daily basis. They understand how important these traits are, and also what it’s like to face adversity and to struggle.

By sharing their experiences, they lead by example, and help students understand and develop the skills necessary to thrive and succeed.

Through the utilization of the principles of sport, students can see effort, fair play, and teamwork in a visual way that helps them connect these ideals to their own lives.

athlete mentors

  • Chuck Aoki
    • United States
    • Sport: Wheelchair Rugby
    • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    • Training Residence:
      Minneapolis, MN
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympic™ Silver & Bronze Medalist, World Champion, Para Pan American Silver Medalist
  • Vincent Armeta
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: LWT Rowing
    • Major: Health and Societies
    • Age: Junior
  • Samantha Bosco
    • United States
    • Sport: Paracycling
    • Hometown: Upland, Ca
    • Training Residence:
      Upland, Ca
    • Accomplishments:
      Two Time Paralympic Bronze Medalist
  • Kevin Boyer
    • Canada
    • Sport: Skeleton
    • Hometown: Edmonton, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Megan Bozek
    • United States
    • Sport: Ice hockey
    • Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
    • Training Residence:
      Tampa, FL
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Bailey Bram
    • Canada
    • Sport: Ice Hockey
    • Hometown: Ste Anne, MB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      World Champion, Current Olympic™ Hopeful
  • Simeon Brown
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Football
    • Major: Biology
    • Age: Senior
  • Kristen Bujnowski
    • Canada
    • Sport: Bobsleigh
    • Hometown: Mount Brydges, ON
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Caroline Caponi
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Gymnastics
    • Major: Psychology and Elementary Education
    • Age: Junior
  • Tyler Carter
    • United States
    • Sport: Paralympic Nordic Skiing
    • Hometown: Topton, PA
    • Training Residence:
      Winter Park, CO
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympian
  • Deirdre Casey
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Cross Country
    • Major: Business Analytics
    • Age: Senior
  • JR Celski
    • United States
    • Sport: Short Track Speed Skating
    • Hometown: Federal Way, WA
    • Training Residence:
      Salt Lake City, UT
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic™ Silver Medalist, Olympic™ Bronze Medalist, 500m World Record Holder
  • Jane Channell
    • Canada
    • Sport: Skeleton
    • Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Madison Charney
    • Canada
    • Sport: Skeleton
    • Hometown: Calgary, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Canadian Champion
  • Dan Cnossen
    • United States
    • Sport: Paralympic Nordic Skiing
    • Hometown: Topeka, KS
    • Training Residence:
      Boston, MA
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympic Gold and Two Time Silver Medalist
  • Jesse Cockney
    • Canada
    • Sport: Cross Country Skiing
    • Hometown: Yellowknife, NWT
    • Training Residence:
      Canmore, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Taylor Cooper
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Volleyball
    • Major: Pre-Med
    • Age: Senior
  • Jack Cornett
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Football
    • Major: Marketing
    • Age: Senior
  • Joanne Courtney
    • Canada
    • Sport: Curling
    • Hometown: Edmonton, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Edmonton, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Tyler Crist
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Football
    • Major: Kinesiology and Health Sciences
    • Age: Junior
  • Meryl Davis
    • United States
    • Sport: Ice Dancing
    • Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
    • Training Residence:
      Canton, MI
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
  • Dion Dawkins
    • Professional Athlete
    • Sport: Offensive Lineman
    • Hometown: Rahway, NJ
    • Training Residence:
      Buffalo, NY
    • Accomplishments:
      All-American Athletic Conference
  • Jackson Donahue
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: M-Basketball
    • Major: PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics)
    • Age: Senior
  • Sam Effah
    • Canada
    • Sport: Track & Field
    • Hometown: Calgary, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Toronto, ON
    • Accomplishments:
      Two Time Canadian Champion
  • Noah Elliot
    • United States
    • Sport: Paralympic Snowboarding
    • Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.
    • Training Residence:
      Park City, UT
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympic Gold and Bronze Medalist
  • Miro Everaert
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: Undeclared
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Reid Ferguson
    • Professional Athlete
    • Sport: Long Snapper
    • Hometown: Buford, GA
    • Training Residence:
      Buffalo, NY
    • Accomplishments:
      Starting Snapper
  • Kellie Flavin
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Gymnastics
    • Major: Nursing
    • Age: Junior
  • Tiana Gairns
    • Canada
    • Sport: Ski Cross
    • Hometown: Prince George,BC
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Hopeful
  • Lex Gillette
    • United States
    • Sport: Paralympic Track & Field
    • Hometown: Raleigh, NC
    • Training Residence:
      Chula Vista, CA
    • Accomplishments:
      Three Time Paralympic Silver Medalist
  • Madison Goldstein
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Volleyball
    • Major: Health and Societies
    • Age: Junior
  • Meghan Grant
    • Canada
    • Sport: Cycyling
    • Hometown: Delta, BC
    • Training Residence:
      Vancouver, BC
    • Accomplishments:
      Pan American Gold Medalist
  • Evan Guthrie
    • Canada
    • Sport: Mountain Biking/Enduro
    • Hometown: Peachland, BC
    • Training Residence:
      Peachland, BC
    • Accomplishments:
      Four Time National Champion
  • Sarah Haggerty
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: Undeclared
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Erin Hamlin
    • United States
    • Sport: Luge
    • Hometown: Resmen, NY
    • Training Residence:
      Resmen, NY
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Akeem Haynes
    • Canada
    • Sport: Track & Field
    • Hometown: Calgary, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Phoenix, AZ
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic™ Bronze Medalist
  • Ted Hefter
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Football
    • Major: Finance
    • Age: Junior
  • Sophia Herzog
    • United States
    • Sport: Paralympic Swimming
    • Hometown: Fairplay, CO
    • Training Residence:
      Colorado Springs, CO
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympic™ Silver Medalist
  • Madeline High
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Swimming
    • Major: Neuroscience
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Kristopher Hooper
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Football
    • Major: Finance
    • Age: Senior
  • Brittany Hudak
    • Canada
    • Sport: Paralympic Cross-country Skiing & Biathlon
    • Hometown: Prince Albert, SK
    • Training Residence:
      Canmore, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympic Bronze Medalist
  • Marsha Hudey
    • Canada
    • Sport: Speed Skating
    • Hometown: White City, SK
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian™, World Cup Bronze Medalist
  • Charlotte Hyland
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: Finance
    • Age: Junior
  • Calynn Irwin
    • Canada
    • Sport: Snowboard Halfpipe
    • Hometown: Toronto, ON
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      1st 2018 Canadian Nationals
  • Edward Jenkins
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Sprint Football
    • Major: PPE
    • Age: Junior
  • Hannah Keith
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: Kinesiology and Psychology
    • Age: Junior
  • Lauren Kelly
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: History
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Aaron Kim
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Squash
    • Major: Biological Basis of Behavior (Neurobiology)
    • Age: Senior
  • Marta Kowalska
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Tennis
    • Major: Finance, Buisness Analytics
    • Age: Senior
  • Brian Krasowski
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Wrestling
    • Major: Economics (Wharton)
    • Age: Junior
  • Andrew Kurka
    • United States
    • Sport: Paralympic Nordic Skiing
    • Hometown: Palmer, AK
    • Training Residence:
      Colorado, CO
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympic Gold and Silver Medalist
  • Brigette Lacquette
    • Canada
    • Sport: Ice Hockey
    • Hometown: Dauphin, MB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Jocelyne Larocque
    • Canada
    • Sport: Ice Hockey
    • Hometown: Ste Anne, MB
    • Training Residence:
      Markham, ON
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
  • Emma Loving
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: Environmental Studies
    • Age: Junior
  • Maya MacIsaac Jones
    • Canada
    • Sport: Cross Country Skiing
    • Hometown: Athabasca, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Canmore, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Canadian Champion
  • Segun Makinde
    • Canada
    • Sport: Track & Field
    • Hometown: Ottawa, ON
    • Training Residence:
      Ottawa, ON
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian™, World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • Barrett Martineau
    • Canada
    • Sport: Skeleton
    • Hometown: Calgary, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      National Champion, Current Olympic™ Hopeful
  • Chris Mazdzer
    • United States
    • Sport: Luge
    • Hometown: Saranac Lake, NY
    • Training Residence:
      Lake Placid, NY
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Elana Meyers Taylor
    • United States
    • Sport: Bobsled
    • Hometown: Douglasville, GA
    • Training Residence:
      Phoenix, AZ
    • Accomplishments:
      Two Time Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist
  • Arundel Miguelez
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: Psychology
    • Age: Senior
  • Colleen Nesbitt
    • Canada
    • Sport: Rowing
    • Hometown: Calgary, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Victoria, BC
    • Accomplishments:
      World Cup III team 2018 Senior Women’s Four
  • Emily Nishikawa
    • Canada
    • Sport: Cross-country Skiing
    • Hometown: Whitehorse, YT
    • Training Residence:
      Canmore, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Caroline O'Neil
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Track
    • Major: Communications
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Samantha Pederson
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Softball
    • Major: Political Science
    • Age: Senior
  • Nyla Pollard
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Basketball
    • Major: Sociology
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Joshua Prenot
    • United States
    • Sport: Swimming
    • Hometown: Berkley, CA
    • Training Residence:
      Berkley, CA
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Silver Medalist
  • Markeith Price
    • United States
    • Sport: Paralympic Track & Field
    • Hometown: Baltimore, MD
    • Training Residence:
      Baltimore, MD
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympian
  • Audrey Pulliam
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Golf
    • Major: Kinesiology
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Mimi Rahneva
    • Canada
    • Sport: Skeleton
    • Hometown: Ottawa, ON
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Emily Regan
    • United States
    • Sport: Rowing
    • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
    • Training Residence:
      Princeton, NJ
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Alex Rigsby
    • United States
    • Sport: Ice Hockey
    • Hometown: Delafield, WI
    • Training Residence:
      Madison, WI
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Alysia Rissling
    • Canada
    • Sport: Bobsleigh
    • Hometown: Edmonton, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      6th place World Championships
  • Olivia Rovin
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Cross Country
    • Major: International Relations
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Michael Ruamthong
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Tennis
    • Major: Religious Studies
    • Age: Senior
  • Gabriel Runge
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Track & Field
    • Major: History (Intended Education)
    • Age: Junior
  • Tess Ruona
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Swimming
    • Major: Psychology
    • Age: Sophomore
  • Michelle Salt
    • Canada
    • Sport: Para-snowboarding
    • Hometown: Calgary, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympian™, World Cup Bronze Medalist, National Champion
  • Christian Scafidi
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Baseball
    • Major: Undeclared
    • Age: Junior
  • Lindsay Schott
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Cross Country
    • Major: Finance
    • Age: Senior
  • Carlijn Schoutens
    • United States
    • Sport: Long Track Speedskating
    • Hometown: Haarlem, Netherlands
    • Training Residence:
      Salt Lake City, UT
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Justin Snith
    • Canada
    • Sport: Doubles Luge
    • Hometown: Calgary, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympians™, World Champion Silver Medalists, World Cup Bronze Medalists
  • Nic Taylor
    • United States
    • Sport: Bobsled
    • Hometown: Hayward, CA
    • Training Residence:
      Colorado Springs, CO
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Christian Taylor
    • United States
    • Sport: Track & Field
    • Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
    • Training Residence:
      Arnhem, Netherlands
    • Accomplishments:
      2-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Sugar Todd
    • United States
    • Sport: Speed Skating
    • Hometown: Union, NE
    • Training Residence:
      Salt Lake City, UT
  • Scott Tupper
    • Canada
    • Sport: Field Hockey
    • Hometown: Vancouver, BC
    • Training Residence:
      Vancouver, BC
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian™, Pan Am Games Silver Medalist
  • Carlo Valdes
    • United States
    • Sport: Bobsled
    • Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
    • Training Residence:
      Lake Placid, NY
    • Accomplishments:
      World Cup Gold Lake Placid 2man
  • Sara Vigen
    • Student Athlete
    • College of William and Mary
    • Sport: Soccer
    • Major: Marketing
    • Age: Senior
  • Tristan Walker
    • Canada
    • Sport: Doubles Luge
    • Hometown: Cochrane, AB
    • Training Residence:
      Calgary, AB
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympians™, World Champion Silver Medalists, World Cup Bronze Medalists
  • Kendall Wesenberg
    • United States
    • Sport: Skeleton
    • Hometown: Modesto, CA
    • Training Residence:
      Carlsbad, CA
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympian
  • Charlie White
    • United States
    • Sport: Figure Skating / Ice Dancing
    • Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
    • Training Residence:
      Canton, MI
    • Accomplishments:
      Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
  • Eddie Yarbrough
    • Professional Athlete
    • Sport: Defensive End
    • Hometown: Denver, CO
    • Training Residence:
      Buffalo, NY
    • Accomplishments:
      34 tackles and 1 sack last season
  • Emily Young
    • Canada
    • Sport: Paralympic Cross Country Skiing & Biathlon
    • Hometown: Vancouver, BC
    • Training Residence:
      Kelowna, BC
    • Accomplishments:
      Paralympic Silver and Bronze Medalist
  • Jeff Zucker
    • Student Athlete
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Sport: Tennis
    • Major: Biological Basis of Behavior
    • Age: Sophomore

Are You a World-Class Athlete?

Classroom Champions athlete mentors give back to the community, have a positive impact on children and youth, feel inspired through their work with students and teachers, and also have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for success in life after sport.

Making mentorship easy by leveraging technology in athletes’ smartphones, athletes can mentor hundreds of students over an entire school year in the same amount of time it takes to visit one school, one time.

Classroom Champions’ mentor development program helps athlete mentors to cultivate and master all of the skills that the World Economic Forum has identified as the Top 10 skills needed in the 2020 job market.

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