Next Gen USA is a non-profit organization that focuses on youth development and educational training services for underserved youth. Headquartered in Burlington, New Jersey, Next Gen USA was established in 2014 and utilizes a proprietary teaching methodology that inspires, educates and empowers youth to become leaders and positive role models in their communities.
Next Gen USA and the Next Gen USA Leadership Academy are situated on the Pemberton campus of Rowan College in Burlington, New Jersey. Located in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands, Next Gen USA’s campus sits upon an International Biosphere Reserve that provides a safe and beautiful backdrop for learning, leadership development and athletic excellence year round.
Next Gen USA students, faculty and staff utilize every part of the 223-acre campus to explore themes and coursework related to one of Next Gen USA’s educational programs. Currently, more than 2,000 student-athletes actively participate in Next Gen USA educational and athletic training and leadership development programs on the Rowan College campus.
Next Gen USA utilizes all three levels of the 42,000 square foot Integrated Learning Center on the east side of campus for Next Gen USA Leadership Academy class instruction and mentoring, research, study and educational teleconference seminars and webinars with partners and professional organizations affiliated with Next Gen USA.
All aspects of the Next Gen USA soccer educational program, which includes the Character of Champions, College Prep and Select Squad programs, take place on campus throughout the school year. Next Gen USA utilizes both of the College’s two, full-sized natural grass soccer fields as well as the adjacent Physical Education Building, which offers Next Gen USA participants access to an Olympic-size swimming pool, locker rooms, classroom and office space, and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
Next Gen USA’s core competencies are centered around a holistic, personal development philosophy that encompasses attitude, character and leadership skills training along with academic and athletic instruction in small group settings.