The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has empowered minority students with the F.L.A.M.E. (Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere) program, a dynamic, educational program packed with leadership enhancement opportunities. This year, we will celebrate the 20th year of F.L.A.M.E. program and we are planning a very special event.
F.L.A.M.E. is designed to inspire minority college students to cultivate their desire to succeed and rise above the ordinary. The young men and women selected to participate, who already demonstrate a pursuit of excellence within their own communities, have the opportunity to further their personal and professional growth through unique seminars and workshops led by Olympic and Paralympic athletes, USOC and National Governing Body (NGB) leaders and others who have achieved personal, professional or athletic success in life.
During the four-day program, F.L.A.M.E. participants will reside in the Olympic Training Center dormitory, eat at the Athlete Dining Hall, and have daily opportunities to interact with Olympians, Paralympians, and hopefuls. The program’s itinerary includes motivational presentations by Olympians and Paralympians, leadership seminars conducted by USOC and NGB staff leaders, networking and financial literacy workshops, Olympic/Paralympic sport demonstrations, field trips to local attractions, and information on the USOC Internship Program.
Previous speakers at the F.L.A.M.E. program have included Olympians and Paralympians such as five-time basketball medalist Teresa Edwards (1984, '88, '92, '96, '00); silver and gold speedskating medalist Derek Parra (1998, ’02); and Paralympic judo medalist Dartanyon Crockett (2012) to name a few.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should be minority undergraduate or graduate students (ages 18-24) who have demonstrated leadership through academics, athletics and community involvement. Special consideration will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in the field of sport management. Additionally, applicants must have a minimum college grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. Applications are available online at www.TeamUSA.org
or by calling USOC F.L.A.M.E. staff member Tim Henderson at 719-866-4837 or Christine Taylor at 719-866-4888. The application deadline is April 19, 2013.http://www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Inside-the-USOC/Programs/FLAME.aspx