Each year a school is nominated for their efforts for educating students about healthy eating for sports, health & for life!
These schools are awarded for their efforts with guest speakers, healthy treats, and any additional support they need to continue their efforts to educate and enlighten student athletes about healthy food & fitness strategies.
Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) is a public charter school in Miami, Florida for 6th through 12th grade students seeking careers in the Sports Leadership and Management industries.
Located in one of the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods, SLAM opened its doors in 2013. The 7-story state-of-the art school facility features a penthouse gymnasium overlooking Miami’s downtown and the new Marlins Ballpark.
With more than 3,000 applicants in its inaugural year and capacity for only 1,000 students, SLAM expects to open 5 new charter schools within South Florida by 2015. After being featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The Katie Couric Show, National Public Radio, ABC Nightline and others, the school quickly captured national attention. SLAM is currently working with sports franchises and educational leaders to bring its program to school districts throughout the country.
The Educational Model – SLAM integrates national Common Core Standards and sports-related themes into a core curriculum of Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, SLAM prepares students for careers in Sports Medicine, Business, Marketing, Health, and Communications through electives coursework in the following career academies:
– Sports Medicine
– Digital Television & Sports Media Production
– Sports Marketing, Entertainment, & Management
SLAM’s academies educate students on the respective fields and also implement the importance of healthy habits in the areas of sports training and health. Each academy is linked together though SLAM’s mission; to provide an innovative and in-depth secondary educational program that produces college-bound students though emphasis on sports-related majors and postsecondary preparation. Therefore, not only do we educate our students on a basic foundation but we expand our lectures to provide students with knowledge they will use in their lives and careers.
SLAM provides students with unique access to career mentors, athletes as role models, and executive internships through educational partnerships with local and national sports franchises. By fostering these and other long-term relationships, students at SLAM benefit from real world learning experiences within all facets of the sports industry.
SLAM is a subsidiary of Mater Academy, Inc., one of the nation’s most acclaimed charter school organizations for successfully preparing minority students for college. As part of the Mater Academy network of high quality charter schools, SLAM will be accredited by AdvancED under the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI) division.
Legally Lean™ School of the Year
2015: SLAM (Sports Leadership & Management) Charter School, Miami, Florida www.SLAMMiami.com
Logan Rex,MS,ATC,LAT,EMT-B Head Athletic Trainer-Educator Ambassador 2015
2014: Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, North Miami Beach, Florida
Coach Caron Schiffman, “Coach Schiff” Educator/Ambassador 2014
Thank you to the following sponsors who have supported our programs with healthy snacks and performance fuel
Running Friends Forever
American Pistachio Growers
Sharkies Organic Energy Chews
Seitenbacher Organic Cereal
UCAN Sports Beverage
Zico Coconut Water