The Leadership Foundation
Creating pathways to success by empowering individuals.
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4th Down's Mission

The 4th Down Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collaborates with high school sports teams in order to mentor their team leaders and build sustainable winning cultures. 

In order to fund our mission, we provide leadership conferences, special events, and retreats in order to educate athletes on the fundamentals of leadership  and  provide opportunities for those individuals to apply that knowledge in team-based challenges, designed to test and build their leadership abilities. 
Why
To protect and develop the leadership potential of student athletes in order to prevent engagement in harmful decisions and to prepare them for a life devoted to influencing individuals towards victory.
What
4th Down designs and provides a customized leadership development program that intends to influence discipline, build relationships, spur academic achievement, and lay a foundation of goal-oriented career planning.
How
We provide team leaders with leadership education and training opportunities, case studies, performance evaluations, and leadership counseling. In addition, we provide the teams with frameworks and unity building activities. 

Impact

  • Student athletes have made improvements in attendance, GPA, and behavior.
  • Proven increases in knowledge, humility, communication, and self-confidence.
  • Student athletes are engaging in career opportunities and planning out their futures.
  • Declined rates of substance abuse and law violation in young adult, first time offenders.

Contract For Excellence

Student athletes have the opportunity to sign a contract with 4th Down that entitles them to:
  • Remain committed to achieving their goals and
  • Refuse to engage in harmful behavior.

Our contract

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State
2
Teams
8
Captains under leadership training
35
Teammates Impacted
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