It is the mission of Georgia Tech Athletics to educate and empower student-athletes to be champions life, through leadership development, professional development, personal growth & wellness, and community outreach. Dr. Homer Rice, former Georgia Tech Athletics Director, originally conceived the Total Person concept on his belief that excellence results from a balanced life that encompasses academic excellence, athletic achievement, and personal well-being. Georgia Tech was the originator of what is now adopted as the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program due to the existence of the Total Person concept.
- Leadership Development:
Mission: Equip our student-athletes with tools and principles to strengthen their foundation of resiliency and mental toughness to help them build positive teams by developing accountability, improving decision-making, and increasing effective communication.
- Career Development:
Mission: Provide resources for our student-athletes to determine their career interests, develop resumes, prepare for job interviews, learn how to market themselves in the workforce, and assist with internship opportunities and potential full-time employment upon completion of their degree.
- Total Wellness:
Mission: Enhance the overall well-being of the student-athlete with educational programs, resources and workshops.
- Community Outreach:
Mission: Highlight the importance of giving back and being a role model for aspiring young students and athletes by providing student-athletes opportunities to serve their communities.
- Social Impact:
Mission: Create opportunities for student-athletes to learn and discuss social issues while empowering them to affect positive change in the community.
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2023 Unity Tour in Washington D.C.
Girl Scout Visit to GT
During Georgia Tech’s football game versus Georgia last Saturday, the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) and Total Person Program (TPP) welcomed 8-year-old Elisa Ferreira and her family to The Flats for a memorable experience. Born with a limb difference, Elisa is an inspiration for the Girl Scouts and is the youngest award winner for the “Unstoppable Girl Scouts” Award, which was given based on her leadership, community and inclusiveness. Saturday was Elisa’s first football game and she was treated to a visit to Helluva Block Party Driven by Hyundai and joined the Georgia Tech cheerleaders for a pre-game experience on the field.