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Athletics Hosts JumpStart Jackets

THE FLATS – Members of Georgia Tech’s incoming class arrived on campus a couple weeks ago and started the annual JumpStart Jackets summer bridge program to aid in transition to college life. Over a two-week period, the program focused on several topics to help the newest Yellow Jackets get acclimated to campus and academics.

During the two weeks, 42 of Tech’s incoming freshmen were acclimated to all things Georgia Tech with modules focused on building academic skills, campus community and the Total Person Program. JumpStart Jackets is led by the Athletics Association’s student-services staff, Total Person Program staff and campus partners.

During the opening week of programming, student-athletes heard from several speakers, including director of athletics, J Batt, Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Jenna Jordan, and affiliates with the Student Engagement and Well-Being office, Create X, OMED and Student Government. Each day featured a “Lunch-N-Learn” guest speaker and diverse set of topics covering growth mindset, time management, NIL and compliance.

During the second week of the program, student-athletes were introduced to the Total Person Program, covering topics such as the Student-Athlete Advisory Board, leadership seminar and networking. The week was capped off with a volunteer service opportunity at the Atlanta Beltline, engaging Georgia Tech student-athletes with the local community.

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