For High School + College Athletes
During the first week of our WoP (Weeks of Progress) Program the student-athletes will learn more about themselves while exploring their future careers.
It's important that the student-athletes not only discover what their Option 2 is but also to create an efficient and realistic plan that'll help them accomplish their goals.
After they have established a strategy, we will teach them the importance of etiquette, personal branding and public speaking. They will need a good image in order to gain the opportunities necessary for a great career.
Student-athletes will be given the opportunity to network with real professionals through corporate events and golfing. We will also help them enhance their knowledge on financial literacy.
Overall a little over 7% of high school athletes (about 1 in 14) went on to play a varsity sport in college, and about 2% of high school athletes (1 in 50) went on to play at NCAA Division 1 level. Less than half a percent make it from high school to professional sports.
78 percent of National Football League (NFL) and an estimated 60 percent of National Basketball Association (NBA) players go bankrupt or are under financial stress in just two years and five years, respectively, after their retirement.
As a former recreational football player, I think Option 2 organization is phenomenal! Growing up, I had high hopes of being a football star, but was always told that I should have a "Plan B." I was never assisted in finding that "Plan B" nor was I offered the tools to actually find it myself. Option 2 does just that! I couldn't have thought of a better solution to a nationwide issue for most young athletes.
Trust is the foundation of every great relationship. Trust is built with open honest and transparent communication.
10 cents will go towards raising awareness through marketing.
80 cents will go to running Option 2 Programs including WoP (Weeks of Progress), SALA (Student-Athlete Leadership Academy) and the Option 2 Mobile App. It will also cover scholarships, field trips and student-athlete participation materials.
10 cents will go to the team members that help make all the programs run.