Changing Lives for Tomorrow: Prepare to Perform After-School Program
Changing Lives for Tomorrow's after-school program for at-risk youth, Prepare to Perform, combines academic support, athletic training, and mentoring. In partnership with the Cameron Worrell Foundation, the program is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons between 3pm and 6pm at Athletic Performance, a state-of-the art training facility in Clovis, California.
Youth spend at least 3 hours per week completing school assignments or studying for exams in computer lab located at the facility. Tutors are provided for youth needing extra help. Youth are required to submit progress report to program leaders, and are expected to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA while in the program. Youth are also expected to meet other academic guidelines during each year of participation. For example, all students will follow the NCAA's Initial Eligability16 Core Class Requirement Guideline and take the ACT or SAT before the beginning of their senior year in high school.
Youth in good academic standing receive personal training sessions twice per week from staff at Athletic Performance, who also provide training for NFL and Major League Baseball players, and college and Olympic athletes. Youth have the opportunity to receive private coaching sessions in football, baseball, softball, and a variety of other sports.
Each youth is paired with a Mentor of his/her choice. Mentors meet with mentees for 2-3 hours a week. This valuable one to one relationship teaches the mentee important life skills and allows them to have an adult to help them mature into a productive citizen. Mentors provide transportation to and from the facility if necessary.