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The NFL’s Player Engagement Coordinator Carla Lide was among the guest speakers at UWANTGAME’s Women in Sports Panel Discussion on March 23, 2016 in New York City’s Business of Sports School. In the video above Lide speaks on some of the topics she went over with the students, including the significance of mentors, her academic preparation, and the importance of broadening one’s horizons and taking chances in order to build up a versatile resume and gain a fully well-rounded experience.

To watch the recap video of all the guest speakers from last month’s panel discussion, please click HERE .

On February 24, 2016, high school seniors at the Business of Sports School (B.O.S.S.) in New York City partook in the first UWANTGAME Sports Panel Discussion of the year. This first session focused on African Americans who work in the sports industry.

The panel was composed of Cherise George, Fan Development Associate at the New York Knicks and Social Media Correspondent at Hard 2 Guard TV, Austin Moss, Manager of Player Engagement at the NFL, and Ashley Blackwood, a branding & communications expert who has previously work for the New York Knicks and GMR Marketing.

All three guests spoke to the students about their respective roles in sports, how they got their foot in the door, advice they would offer to those looking to break in and afterward had time to even answer some questions from B.O.S.S. students.

Scroll through the photo gallery above for a visual recap of the panel discussion. Our second panel is slated for later this month at B.O.S.S. and will focus on the sports communication field and successful female executives in the industry.

 

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Event to take place on Friday, June 7, at Long Island University: Brooklyn

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Contact: Joe Branch, joe.branch@uwantgame.org

June 5, 2013:

Local high school and collegiate athletes, coaches, sports development experts, and NBA personnel will gather in Brooklyn for an event established to foster the personal and career success of minority student-athletes. GAMEBREAKERS, a summit organized by UWANTGAME and supported by the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center, will take place on Friday, June 7, at LIU Brooklynmore

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With all the negative press about athletes who fail to prepare for life after sport, and experience financial, personal, physical difficulties, this article, about the sport career transition (SCT) published by Forbes speaks to what right looks like.  Three former NFL athletes share some best practices and lessons learned to ease the transition to life after sport.

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Article Written By Gary Laney | GeauxTigerNation

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The inaugural GameBreakers, like the 2012 Final Four, is officially in the record books. What better person to provide a recap of this groundbreaking event than UWANTGAME Executive Director & Co-Founder Joe Branch.

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Our team worked really hard to provide a unique experience in New Orleans. We want to utilize this event-based strategy to motivate and educate community leaders, student-athletes, parents, sports professionals, and sports fans around the country on the work that needs to be done in the community. GameBreakers provided an intro to the importance of Building the Game Behind the Game ™. The work off the court is just as significant as the work on the court and we introduced this concept to the coaches and student-athletes in attendance. more

Camera Miley

For many hoopers, young and youngish, playing the game of basketball is synonymous with breathing. They just can’t or won’t live without it.  While it’s easy to assume why a person loves the game (the list can go on and on) or when/where that passion originated, first-person information is much doper than third-person gossip.  So let’s hear it straight from a bball lover’s mouth.

Camera Miley is a rising point guard at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, NY.   Like many young student-athletes she has aspirations of taking her talents to the pro level.  The WNBA is tops on her list.  And in the off chance that that doesn’t become a reality?  She’ll become an athletic trainer or physical therapist for a professional team, of course!  Yep, basketball is still her “fall back” plan.  That’s real love… more

Frontline Solutions

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Contact: Trang Hamm, tranghamm@gmail.com, (503) 780-1624

March 30, 2012

Local high school athletes, coaches, and youth development experts will gather in New Orleans for a student-athlete summit using sports to bolster young black males’ confidence, education, and positive self-image. GameBreakers, a summit organized by UWANTGAME and supported by the Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement, will take place on Sunday, April 1, at Dillard University. The event coincides with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Championship. more

Jordan Coleman

Jordan Coleman

Dream big dreams. I’m just an average kid. I play high school football, I play high school basketball, but I aspire to be great. Basically, I just dream big and I work hard at it.

~ Jordan Coleman, Filmmaker/Student-Athlete

 

By TRACEE LORAN

Tracee@TheSocialiteDesign.com

Sixteen years old is too young to be a filmmaker, right?  Sixteen years old is too young to be a filmmaker with a profound message, right?  Sixteen years old is too young to do inspiring work that can impact copious lives, right? Apparently somebody forgot to clue 16-year-old Jordan Coleman in on that myth. Because not only did this inspiring high school junior create an important film with a profound message, he has set out on a nationwide tour to spread the word. more