Student-athletes on the football team of Miami Beach Senior High School reconnect with their coach, Rod Williams (center in gray); DaJuan Morgan (center in black) and Ernie Tabuteau (center in red) after participating in several fun team exercises as part of the Student ACES program where they engaged in leadership development skills and self-confidence activities − tools that they can apply in their academic life, with their families and in the community.
Student ACES groups students with professional and collegiate athletes as part of a program sponsored by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), that focuses on training third- and senior-year high school students from public and private educational institutions the values and principles of leadership, such as honor, humility and integrity, through interaction with important sport figures, entrepreneurs and community leaders.
Participants also received the book Building Blocks of Leadership for Young Adults, written by Buck Martinez, founder of Student ACES, as a resource to help them better grasp and apply valuable lessons that will serve as a foundation for the rest of their lives.
About Student ACES
Student ACES, founded in 2013, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing leadership programs, mentoring, scholarships and internship opportunities for high school students. The organization is impacting the lives of students who so desperately need it. Student ACES focus is to inspire, train and mentor a community of student ACES who exemplify leadership traits in athletics, community service and education. The inspiration for Student ACES is derived from a deep desire to see every student achieve a foundation of successful leadership that will permanently generate positive outcomes in their lives and for the next generation.
Student ACES relies solely on contributions and sponsors. The organization’s success is measured by the positive impact to as many high school students as possible. Students participate in the organization’s programs at no cost to them. For more information or to donate, please visit http://www.studentacesforleadership.com.