We noticed that student athletes in Milwaukee are being overlooked, or falling through the cracks. Student athletes receive praise and recognition for their athletic accomplishments, while their self-identity and scholar-identity are underdeveloped. We no longer want to see or hear about the talented athlete that squandered their talent, is jobless, or ends up in prison.
“If there had been a program like Above & Beyond the Playground when I was growing up, I would have had opportunities to see these mentors doing things that I only watched from afar. Above & Beyond the Playground gives student-athletes examples to follow that are first-hand, touchable, attainable, and real. That is more important than telling someone what he or she can be. Young men and women need to see what they can be. ”
JAMAHL MOSLEY, ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE DALLAS MAVERICKS
Our mission is to create hope and opportunity for student athletes by preparing them for life beyond the game.
Academic & Athletic Institute of Higher Learning