Programs / Support

Programs and support are currently provided to high school and community college student-athletes seeking assistance.

While SportsHopes focuses primarily on assisting student-athletes from local schools in the local region, SportsHopes will assist as possible any student-athletes seeking assistance. SportsHopes is based in Castro Valley, CA, a town located in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.

All services provided to high school and community college student-athletes are provided free of charge.

Programs / Support

  • Provide knowledge and assistance of high school to college processes, procedures and pathways
  • Fund specific registrations such as for ACT / SAT testing and the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Assist student-athletes with research and outreach to colleges and college coaches
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring to high school and community college student-athletes
  • Provide Student-Athlete Mentor presentations to middle and high school student assemblies
  • Assist communications between student-athletes, parents/guardians and high schools/colleges
  • Fund specific online core course classes in make-up or missing core course
    situations as per NCAA rules and regulations
  • Fund specific applications to four-year colleges
  • Assist with the FAFSA, CSS Profile, Cal Grants and related Financial Aid applications
  • Assist with opportunities to visit colleges and meet college coaches
  • Provide Letters of Recommendation on behalf of student-athletes
  • Fund-raise and engage community to raise awareness and support program needs
  • Provide community service recognition to volunteers who assist at fundraisers/events
  • Partner with education orgs, athletic/sports orgs, community orgs and businesses
  • Provide additional services as needs arise and as SportsHopes grows

Vision and Goals

  • Increase the number of student-athletes who graduate from high school
  • Increase the number of student-athletes who graduate from community college
  • Increase the number of student-athletes who move forward to four-year colleges
  • Increase the number of student-athletes who stay in four-year colleges and graduate
  • Increase the number of student-athletes who play sports in college
  • Increase the visibility of student-athletes to colleges and coaches
  • Increase the number of scholarships made available to student-athletes
  • Grow SportsHopes to include additional local communities

Purpose

  • To do good things for the right reasons within the community
  • To create an org structure that can be duplicated by other communities