Scholarship recipients will be paired with a mentor, who will contact them monthly throughout their freshman year of college to help identify and solve problems that may inhibit their ability to successfully complete their coursework. There is empirical evidence that youth and young adults participating in mentorship programs are more likely to stay in school and attain higher levels of educational success; they are less likely to participate in gangs, less likely to be involved in substance abuse, and less likely to be involved in delinquency and the justice system. Our vision is that with the financial and counseling support of the Music City Classic’s scholarship program, young adults from Metro Nashville high schools will begin their college careers poised for success.
The interactive panel guided educational sessions will be provided to the athletes participating in the basketball showcase fundraiser and will cover financial literacy, soft skills employment training and discussions on developing coping mechanisms and anger management. The focus will be on character development, cognitive restructuring, developing and honing communication skills, decision making, coping with racism and discrimination, bettering relationships and steering clear of domestic violence, sexual assault as well as physical assault.
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