Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Future Coaches Academy at Texas A&M

The SBISD Future Coaches Academy, designed to strengthen and develop the leadership capacity of our high school students, took a trip recently to Texas A&M University in College Station, to learn about the different qualities of a coach/teacher, multicultural diversity, developing a personal coaching philosophy, and pursuing student dreams and goals. Students from Academy of Choice and Memorial, Northbrook, Spring Woods and Stratford high schools made the trip to the College Station University.

The day started with team building activities, and was followed by a professor who talked about the different qualities of a coach/teacher as well as leadership. Students then participated in a lecture about multicultural diversity in today’s society.  Students then were able to tour the campus and walk on Kyle Field.  Aggie athletes also shared their personal stories about why they are training to become a coach, and people who made a difference in their lives. 

The visit ended at the Corps of Cadets Center, with General Joe Ramirez, commandant of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, talking to students about how easy it is to raise your hand and signla that you want to go to college, but that it is another thing entirely to make it happen, and that students must follow their goals to the end to succeed.

This trip was coordinated, in part, by Samuel Karns, SBISD Advanced Movers Coordinator and OCHF Faciliator.


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