Park East, Irvington, Curtis, and West Hill High School student athletes have begun their transition into young adult leaders. On Sunday October 2nd, deserving student athletes from these four different high schools attended a workshop at Park East High School presented by the N4A. Academic Coordinators Britney Clarke from Syracuse University, and Ryan Westman from Seton Hall University hosted the session. Both Britney and Ryan are members of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.

The workshop developed a game plan to help high school students better prepare for NCAA eligibility requirements for collegiate athletics. This includes encouraging student athletes to build a strong GPA, take approved core courses by checking the NCAA eligibility center website, register to take ACT and/or SAT during Junior year, and to complete required core courses before Senior year. In addition, students were shown the necessary skills needed to excel in both academics and athletics in a college environment.

“To see students come out to see us on a Sunday morning shows how committed they are to their future. These are the type of students who will make the most of the opportunities ahead of them. They are the students who I would have wanted to be my teammates and classmates.”  – Ryan J. Westmann, Seton Hall University 

“What an amazing experience we had taking time out to speak with student-athletes that were eager to receive the information we had.” – Britney T. Clarke, Syracuse University