This is a program that has been developed between the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) and the South Carolina Department of Commerce (through the Greenville Regional Workforce Advisor, Jay Blankenship) in order to educate and speak to football players (and other students) as they make a transition to their next step throughout their K-12 journey. We have developed curriculum and programs to better communicate the advantages of being a student athlete but also what that student athlete can do to prepare themselves for their next step whether its elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, or high school to college or full-time employment. The SCFHOF plans to connect distinguished football players and businessmen to this program as spokespeople for this message and education in order to give back to our community and make for a better city, county, and state! Program was launched in the Fall of 2018 in Greenville County.
As of December 20, 2018, 250 Greenville County students have attended ACT and SAT Prep Courses through our collaboration with Jay Blankenship. In 2019, we have dedicated some one-on-one time with local student athletes through lunch and learn events.
Previous School Speaking Events:
Southside High School (twice)
Wade Hampton 6pm
Blue Ridge High School
Upcoming School Lunch and Learns:
Greer High School (April 3, 2019)
Eastside High School
Mauldin High School
- Promote the Game (Former Players)
- Increasing the Eligibility Pipeline (K12 to Collegiate)
- Workforce Development/Readiness (K12)
- Support Academic Success (K12)
- Support Career Transition (All)
- Strategic Opportunities (Former Players)
Brandon Burger, current senior linebacker at North Greenville talks to the students at Southside High School about their transition from high school to college and life lessons off the field.
- Educational Workshops
- SAT and ACT Workshops
- Career Readiness
- Understanding your Personal Brand
- Networking Strategies
- College Tours
- Life Skills
- Financial Literacy
- Social Media Responsibility
- Character Development
- Peer to Peer Mentoring
- Youth Mentorship
Executives from Spinx Corporation talk to students about their workforce development opportunities and educational programs that Spinx offers including their tuition reimbursement program.