Studies suggest that the adolescent years are extremely formative, and athletic involvement is a powerful influence in value and identity development. At Next Gen USA, we believe that a holistic approach to engaging adolescent youth in values-based educational and life skills curricula can and do influence how a child develops character, leadership skills, intellectual curiosity, and a passion for a career in sport.
During the 2016-17 academic year, Next Gen USA awarded more than $155,000 in scholarships to qualified student-athletes who enrolled in the Next Gen Leadership Academy on the Rowan College Burlington County campus in Pemberton, New Jersey. Of the 35 full-time students that attended the Academy, approximately 21 earned Honor Roll distinction from Connections Online Academy, Next Gen Leadership Academy's online curriculum partner.
Next Gen USA’s proprietary system of developing a world class athlete utilizes a holistic educational philosophy where a child’s desire to learn and play is complimented with enumerable opportunities to study and explore themes and units tied to core academic standards of learning that provoke self-expression, instill honor, integrity and responsibility, and challenge each student-athlete to set goals and strive for excellence.
Your gift to the Next Gen USA Scholarship Fund will create more educational advancement opportunities for promising student-athletes who want to study, embrace technology and through the discovery process become leaders that are prepared to lead in every sector of our communities and national economy.
With a committed Board of Directors, a thriving Urban Promise Network and enthusiastic start to the Next Gen USA Leadership Academy, the Next Gen USA Leadership Foundation supports educational programs that offer each youth participant a fun, affordable and meaningful experience that enriches and fosters a love for, and connection with, sport and academic enrichment. Gifts made to the Foundation will support the Next Gen USA Scholarship Fund and help underwrite expenses associated with the Urban Promise Program, which is now underway in Atlantic City, New Jersey.