Born 2 win is an academic program for students in their transitonal year. The program consists of four components: career exposure, Social and Emotional Learning (S.E.L), athletic training, and high school transition assistance. The goal of Born 2 Win is to cultivate an environment that will inspire, motivate, and direct its students towards academic success, and to provide tools that will enable a healthy transition from adolescence into adulthood.
Born 2 Win was founded on the concept that every person regardless of race, class, or circumstance is inherently designed to prosper. Our mission is to cultivate a successful mindset and encourage upward social mobility by providing exposure and guidance within students in underserved communities. We do so by exposing students to outlets and resources that will make them a more informed and efficient adult.
Preparing the students for adulthood is one of Born 2 Win’s missions. The career exposure component introduces the students to various fields of study which will provide worldly perspective and will allow for intentional academic goal setting. The program will specifically focus on careers that that are in the sports field, and careers that are regionally advantageous to the Sacramento area.
Exposing students to the different careers allows them to understand the various positions that are required to make the sports industry thrive, and the instrumental fields that are necessary to make a metropolitan area such as Sacramento operate efficiently.
The S.E.L. component will help provide problem solving skills so the students have the tools to overcome obstacles. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) “Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions”. The SEL will cover topics such as self-management, self-awareness, relationship skills, and social-awareness.
The goal of the Athletic Training component is to teach the students how to be a “Star Athlete”. Born 2 Win describes a “Star Athlete” as an individual who promotes and sustains academic excellence, engages in community leadership, and exhibits healthy athleticism. Born 2 Win recognizes that high school sports has the ability to bring about healthy competition amongst youth and the ability to unify the community. we believe that a successful sports program is indicative of a well-rounded and supportive school and an involved community.
The athletic training component therefore focuses on athletes, specifically male athletes, and provides the tools that will enable them to excel academically and encourages investment in their local high school sports team.
The transition component will provide the students information about the high school structure and culture.
There will be specific presentations about the resident high school, The goal is to create a club for the students once they have transitioned to high school so that they have a team working with them throughout the school year.
This component is modeled after the “Summer Bridge program” which has been implemented on many college campuses. The program has been proven to successfully assimilate students who are considered “historically disenfranchised” into the college culture. This is done by preparing the students for the change in the academic rigor and providing guidance on maximizing the resources available to them on the campus.