VA Pro Elite is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on developing youth students through STEM Education and Athletics. VA Pro Elite is the first STEM-Athletic program in the country. The organization was founded by retired and professional athletes – who believe STEM Education and organized team sports is an effective “tool” to assist students in developing sense of morals and value that will increase their academic and athletic success. VA Pro Elite works with rural, suburban, and under-severed populations.
To minimize the number of at risk youth in rural, suburban and under-served communities by engaging students in mentorship, career development programs, and sport training activities.
- Increased high school graduation rates Lower high school dropout rates
- Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
- Better attitude about school Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
- Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improved behavior, both at home and at school - Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers Improved interpersonal skills
- Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use
- Increases computer literacy for employ-ability
- Increases college preparedness