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Interested in bringing our program to your community?

At Sports Mentorship Academy, we are always looking for potential sites for new chapters.  We believe in the power of mentoring and want to be part of impacting the lives of untapped-potential male students and college students in your community to allow them to look forward sooner so they can give back later. Starting a chapter of Sports Mentorship Academy can be initiated by anyone in the community, but are most often started by college student leaders or university administrators. In each community, a partnership is created between the local college or university and public schools. Once college student volunteers are recruited, Sports Mentorship Academy provides training, program materials and support to establish the new chapter.


Benefits of partnering with Sports Mentorship Academy

Choosing to start a chapter in your community is sure to make a lasting impact. Here are a few benefits of partnering with Sports Mentorship Academy.

  • Organizational Systems and Structure
  • Training
  • Liability Management
  • Program Brand and Assessment
  • Support from Sports Mentorship Academy National Office

Our current focus areas

Minneapolis   •   Austin   •   Mankato   •   Owatonna   •   Des Moines, Iowa   •   Baltimore, Maryland     

 A few things to know:

  • It takes approximately 12 months from the initial point of contact to form a new chapter.
  • Fundraising must take place before a chapter is started.
  • The initial membership fee for an independent chapter is $7,500.
  • Chapter start-ups require a committed team: a small group of dedicated college students and community members, university support, a partner school and transportation capabilities in the community.
  • Our program works best by partnering with local colleges or universities.

If you're interested in starting a new chapter contact our office at 507-269-0525 or email us at