Successful Jocks aims to provide a broad range of high quality innovative and ethical services that address the educational, social, emotional, and financial needs of both the student athletes and the women caring for them. Successful Jocks' goal is to improve the lives of athletes, helping better prepare them to be productive members of society and experience lifelong success. It is imperative to recognize the vital role mothers and mother figures play in the development of quality male leaders. Because of this, Successful Jocks & The Women Behind the Uniform offers programs that will focus on both the student athlete and his mother figure.
In the "game of life", student athletes must know how to effectively navigate to "cover all the bases" of life skills on their journey to the home plate of success. Our GAME OF LIFE PROGRAM gives our student athletes an edge by pushing them to find success and satisfaction from their lifestyles. This program focuses primarily on mental health, nutrition, and character. Our staff will coach athletes on the fundamentals of leading with integrity teaching them to use their status as role models and team leaders to become moral leaders on and off the playing field. Our aim is to offer athletes a safe place to discuss the pressures they may experience and provide them with the tools to better cope with life's challenges. Our goal is to educate athletes, help them develop their overall strength and abilities and provide the drive needed for them to improve their confidence, relationships and life goals.
Successful Jocks strives to empower the women behind the uniform, the mothers, mother figures and others, to become a catalyst for growth and development of young male athletes. We understand that Mothers or mother figures are athletes' 1st coaches and #1 Fans and deserve a supportive environment. Mothers play a vital role shaping young athletes into successful men, leaders, fathers, husbands, and role models. The WOMEN BEHIND THE UNIFORM PROGRAM was created to provide a place and forum for women alike to come together, be inspired, share their life experiences and learn and grow collectively as a group and community. Successful Jocks aim is to serve as a resource center providing informational services to women raising student athletes with the overall health and well-being of athletes as our No. 1 priority.
Football fans may assume "SMB" is an acronym for Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, and it is. But it is so much more. “SMB” is an acknowledgement that So Many Blessings have been bestowed on Sean – and on many of us as well. So Many Blessings (SMB) is an opportunity for us to bless others. Through our So Many Blessings Program, Successful Jocks' aim is to be active and visible in the community, being a blessing to low-income single mothers, children living in foster or adoptive homes, mothers raising children with disabilities and women living in homeless shelters with their children. Our goal is to help underserved children in a variety of ways through sports participation, providing necessities, mentoring and lending moral support to their mothers. Successful Jocks believes, the blessings we receive are intended to be shared. We are BLESSED, so that we may BE A BLESSING!
Our first Win-Win Program's intent is to provide essential technology supplies for student athletes entering their freshman year of college.
COLLEGE TECH ESSAY CONTEST
To qualify for the College Tech Essay Contest, a candidate must be a college bound high school senior student athlete who embodies the values of Successful Jocks. Contestants must complete an application, provide proof of college acceptance, submit a short video essay between 60-90 seconds long introducing themselves and write/submit a one -page essay on the topic: What do you believe are the most important attitudes, qualities, and/or characteristics a person must have in order to achieve success? Prizes for the winners may include, but are not limited to laptops, I-pads, tablets and/or printers. Contest will open May 1, 2021 and run through May 15th, 2021 (additional rules may apply)
Our second Win-Win Program's intent is to offer financial assistance to help with college related expenses for underserved student athletes entering their freshman year of college.
SMB CORNERBACK CASH FUND
(supported by Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Sean Murphy-Bunting)
To qualify for the SMB Cornerback Cash Fund, a candidate must be a college-bound high school senior, student athlete from Michigan’s Chippewa Valley High School or Elite Football Network or Florida’s Hillsborough or Middleton High Schools in Hillsborough County who embodies the values of Successful Jocks and is a leader of exceptional character. Candidates must complete an application, provide proof of college acceptance, proof of financial need, a letter of recommendation from their athletic coach and submit a short video essay between 60-90 seconds long introducing themselves and explaining how receiving money from the SMB Cornerback Cash Fund would help them achieve their goals. Funds will be provided to assist with expenses such as tuition assistance, books, school supplies and other school related expenses. Applications will be accepted beginning April 23rd, 2021 through May 10th, 2021 (additional rules may apply)
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