Gloria and Shanae are both mothers of athletes, and Shanae Hall was athlete herself. Both of these ladies understand the lifelong health benefits of participating in after school sports. The College Sport Research Institute released an article breaking down many of these benefits.
Physical educators and sport experts would agree that athletic participation brings numerous physiological, psychological, educational and social benefits to the participants. These general benefits of athletic participation and spectator ship may include:
- Improving health and exerting students’ surplus energies;
- Obeying the competition or societal rules and constraining delinquent behaviors (such as cheating, acting violently, consuming illegal substances, and drinking excessive alcohol, etc);
- Promoting societal values, integrity and building character;
- Enhancing confidence, motivation, sense of empowerment, and self-esteem;
- Providing social interaction, fun and enjoyment;
- Offering opportunities for education and career in sports;
- Expanding life experience and making more friends;
- Knowing how to deal with failure and difficult situation, and developing life-skills
More specifically, many positive educational benefits were found to be associated with intercollegiate sport participation. Studies supported that collegiate student- athletes were often more engaged in academic and campus activities than their non-athlete peers. Student-athletes were also more likely to transfer learned life and work skills, and self-esteem and character traits (i.e., integrity and work-ethics) into their chosen career fields
The most common student athlete scholarships are awards given to players by colleges and universities, but at New Beginnings we understand that the athletic self-esteem building process starts at a young age. Unfortunately, sports are no longer free for kids to participate in. In fact high school sports programs can range from $110-$350 for a student to participate.
That is why Founder Shanae Hall and Co-Founder Gloria Brooks have decided to make the NEW BEGINNINGS Athletic Scholarship available to twenty kids within the Atlanta metro area, who live with only one parent; for the 2015 year!
The requirements are:
- The child must live in a single family home
- The child must be between the ages of 11-17
- Must be in Middle school or High School
- Must have at least a 3.0 GPA for the previous and current semester
If this sounds like your child and they meet all of the requirements please fill out the information on the contact us page. Please write a short paragraph why your child should be awarded the NEW BEGINNINGS Athletic scholarship award.
Please note that each child can only receive an Athletic scholarship once a year. If you are applying again for the second year you must submit a letter from the coach stating that the previous season was completed to his/her satisfaction and your child is deserving of another scholarship.
Best of luck with all your athletes’ endeavors.
If your in a financial position to Donate, we certainly welcome and appreciate all donations to sponsor a child