Helping College Athletes Give Back
The mission of Athletes for Hope University is to promote social change through the volunteerism and charity of college athletes.
AFH University (AFH U) is an initiative launched in August 2013 that serves student-athletes in a similar manner in which AFH helps professional and Olympic athletes. AFH U brings AFH to college campuses to conduct life skills workshops for University teams, engaging student-athletes and coaches in discussions about the importance of community service, the causes they care about, and creative ways to use the power of sport and their unique platform as athletes to positively impact their community.
AFH U provides University student-athletes with the opportunity to (a) engage in meaningful, impactful community service, (b) experience the benefits of engaging in student leadership and student self-governance, (c) collaborate with student-athletes from other sports, and (d) increase their involvement with the rest of the University community and the local community. AFH U works to improve the charitable arm of the University athletic department, utilizing student manpower to improve the University’s relationship with its community, increase the University’s philanthropic impact, enhance the individual team programs, increase the student-athletes’ life skills training and experiences, and generate substantial positive media and social media recognition of the University, its Athletic Department, its coaches, its teams, and its student-athletes.
- 1000+ student athletes engaged in AFH U
- 29 sports teams
- 2200+ hours of volunteer time by AFH U student athletes
- 29 community partners
How Athletes for Hope University Helped Make a Difference in 2015
Volunteer Program for College Athletes
- 20 varsity sports teams participated in the program
- 600 college athletes participated in AFH University
- 100 hours of volunteer time was put in by the charitable college athletes
- 4 Universities participated