A Student-Athlete Global Leaders Program
Developed with the help of NBA Hall of Fame Dikembe Mutombo, the Global Leaders program is designed to empower student-athletes to excel academically and athletically with resiliency, character, virtues, and the discipline to become a stronger self-driven, confident leader. The program uses a teaching model focusing on five key elements; mental and physical training, service, raising academic standards, college prep opportunities, and community based projects. The goal of creating self motivated individuals who understand the importance of goal setting and follow through is brought forward through learning intentions linked to critical thinking skills (making thinking important), personal capabilities (setting open-ended challenges and perseverance), promoting independent learning (setting goals), and effective questioning (inner strength). 7th & 8th graders define direction with a premise behind mistakes; 9th graders explore transformative learning by figuring things out; 10th graders through a transformed learning ability; 11th graders focus on decision making; and 12th graders raise their elevation towards the complete self.
Participant requirements include:
- 3.3 GPA or higher during the academic school year.
- Active sport participant in school or on a club team.
- Student athletes who understand the commitment level necessary for success in the Global Leaders program.
The ultimate mental and physical training sessions to help prepare you as a top level student athlete and leader ready to engage at the highest levels under pressure. Re-balancing the mental leadership, problem solving, follow-through, and team building while building posture, talent, and tolerance.
Character Building - Create a stronger emotional attachment to self-awareness by developing stronger court and field awareness through cognative somatic training, motivating you to become an accelerated athlete, less stressed, all while becoming empowered with competency levels on the same playing field as the pros. Understand the immediate effects of willpower past failure, self-esteem and courage to get back up, power to believe, and confidence to make the next best choice.
Create Your Social Athletic Resume - Develop the leadership platform to catapult your athletic opportunities in middle school and high school. Maintain the leadership stamina of a coaches player, a mental leader, and the attitude of an unwavering winner.
Vision For Education Based Success In Athletics – This allows participants to attain advanced educational skill opportunities by exploring various possibilities. During our academic excursions, participants gain true insight on the values of education and how to apply it to everyday life skills whether study habits, effective learning techniques, or communicating future opportunities.
Create Your Professional Pathway - Create a roadmap towards aspirations. You now have an opportunity to choose a pathway and gain comprehensive understanding of how to dream into those specific possibilities by creating an action plan. This model for success includes providing you with what you need to do to reach your major milestones this year academically.
Preparing for a New Community Called College - Interactive discussion for you and your parents on NCAA guidelines, academic high school standards, SAT/ACT preparation, and how to align your future financially, academically, socially, and in the community. Receive firsthand steps necessary to building your resume.
Preparing for Personal Financial Success - Learn how to establish and use your own personal finances.
Our Global Leaders participants are service leaders and bridge-builders. They are the positive images of their schools. While striving for excellence, we place our participants into the service model of mentorship. They are required to be proactive in helping lead their peers towards better decision making. Many of our Global Leaders begin their own program whether it is at a school, organization, or any other outlet which would allow them the opportunity to work with their peers in a structured environment.
Community Development w/ NBA Star & Humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo
Community development includes a variety of areas supporting local, national, and worldwide initiatives. Rebuilding within the community, and reviving relationships that deal directly with change is a primary focus of the Global Leaders service commitment. Each participant is involved in annual causes and effort projects including: a community project (taking an active role in making a difference in a community); a national cause (reconnecting a bigger cause and collaborating with other initiatives); and an enlightenment of the world project (volunteering time and services). Global Leaders understand that the most powerful lesson is the knowledge and a love of service. Participants do not plan their involvement in the community solely by how they see things, but rather by their interactive spirit to see a different end result.
Conditioned Minds Global Leaders program is thrilled to have Dikembe Mutombo (NBA Hall of Fame Basketball Player) as the face of our community leadership excellence. Aligning the values of Global Leaders, Dikembe's vision to help others expands worldwide. From Africa to Israel, Thailand to Dubai, or the United States to a global platform, we are proud to lean on Dikembe's understanding of bringing the world together. Athletics plays such a crucial role in overall child development. By teaming up with Dikembe, the Global Leaders program offers student athletes in both the United States and overseas an incredible opportunity to expand their knowledge and make change around the world with the strength many young people never dreamed of having. Through empathy and understanding, the student athletes in Conditioned Minds Global Leaders are designing their platform of leadership, growing opportunities to continue on into post secondary education, while using sports as a tool to make change.
Developing Stronger Communities - Taking time to research and have open discussions about local communities, Global Leaders participants will have an opportunity to put all thoughts and concerns on the table, identifying one lead problem and discussing various solutions. Cohesively as a small group, they will construct a plan to present to a local city representative who may help in moving their proposal forward. Global Leaders will complete 3 service projects, and report the outcome at our annual dinner banquet.
Addressing Individual & Community Conflict - Global Leaders will break into small groups and participate in discussions surrounding the tensions of individual interests, community development, and the conflicts that arise through violence in their communities locally and around the world. Global Leaders small groups will connect with others through backgrounds, learning styles (developmental goals, specific topical interests, locations, and experiences) and needs by allowing themselves to be paired with others who understand problems and causes in their own communities.
Directly Engaging Problem Areas - Participants choose a project which directly supports a common community initiative. Learn how to reinvent, rebuild, and revive relationships as they deals directly with communication, planning, and follow through.
The college prep element offers an array of activities that reinforce the efforts of each individual going to college. A comprehensive guide plan is executed within Global Leaders by each participant to ensure that they are on the path academically to go to college. While we compliment each participants goal of being a productive athlete, we take exclusive steps towards making sure that our participants remain the "alphas" at their respective schools in an educational setting.