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The International Student Athlete Academy, Inc.

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • http://www.isaasports.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the ISAA is to implement several proven and successful concepts in the areas of academics, personal growth & development, social awareness and physical fitness & nutrition to comprehensively prepare today’s middle and high school student-athletes in increasing their likelihood of becoming a successful collegiate student and a productive member of society.

Main Programs

  1. Summer College Exposure Camp
  2. FastTrack College Exposure Camp

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Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Most of the participants will come from low socioeconomic and educationally disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties and the Camden, NJ area.

ruling year

2015

Principal Officer since 1995

Self-reported

Dr. Joseph P. Paige

Co Principal Officer since 1995

Self-reported

Mr. Fred Dukes III

Keywords

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academic, life skills, sports, at-risk youth, inner city youth, community based, grassroots, college

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EIN

23-2881612

 Number

6352255278

Physical Address

1316 E. Cliveden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19119

Also Known As

ISAA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Sports Training Facilities (N40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Today's youth are faced with numerous distractions and situations that cause them to lose focus on realizing their full potential. Student-athletes, while facing the same dilemmas, must also develop skills in their particular sport and contend with issues that other youth do not face.
The ISAA has solutions for the issues faced by student-athletes. Through our programs, activities, counseling and intervention services we prepare athletes to take control of their present situations and more effectively plan for their future.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Summer College Exposure Camp

ISAA's operating programs involve providing youth with quality enrichment in the areas of academics, athletics, personal growth and economic literacy. ISAA introduces young men and women to their programs with a one-day session called SYMPOSIUM. Each participant is given an assessment to test their present knowledge in nine selected areas of study skills. In addition they receive sessions in NCAA recruitment procedures and qualifications. They also get sessions in life skills as well as economic literacy. Following this they are enrolled in ten weekly academic sessions where each week they receive reinforcement in one of the nine areas tested in the SYMPOSIUM. They are re-tested at the final session to measure knowledge gained. The centerpiece of ISAA's programs is a ten-day summer enrichment camp, FastTrack. FastTrack is held on a college campus where student athletes get the opportunity to live the college experience by staying on a college campus and having a very demanding schedule. Their schedule includes 20 hours of academic skills training, 12 hours of personal growth development, 10 hours of economic literacy development and 20 hours of physical fitness and nutrition development. ISAA along with Kaplan Testing offers a comprehensive 6 week SAT preparation course for at-risk students in inner-city Philadelphia. ISAA annually holds other exciting events such as a football combine, basketball shootout, tennis clinic, baseball skills camp, and a track meet. ISAA also has a complete recruitment assistance program to increase exposure for student athletes. Individual athletic profiles are compiled by ISAA's staff of qualified evaluators and they are sent to college coaches nationwide.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 2

FastTrack College Exposure Camp

International Student Athlete Academy, Inc.
Executive Summary
The 15th Annual FastTrack College Exposure Camp under
the direction of the International Student Athlete Academy, Inc., will offer a
unique opportunity for high school students, grade 7-12th to get a
first-hand look on what will be required to be a successful college student as
well as an athlete.This is an academic camp for student-athletes
and those who attend will quickly know that it is not like any sports camp that
they had ever attended.A full schedule
of academic enrichment in classroom settings will be supplemented with life skill
development, social awareness and a host of guest speakers from various areas.Participants will learn from the ISAA’s
caring and highly qualified staff of education professionals, coaches, and
certified personal trainers, all whom have prominent experience in the field. These professionals will be assigned to serve
as a mentor for participants throughout the year. ISAA targets youth who have a
passion for sport, as well as the desire to make a difference in their lives by
excelling as a student first and keeps athletics in its proper perspective.
Throughout the ten days of this residential experience, and throughout the
following months, ISAA will also challenge these young men and women to strive
for personal excellence in the effort to increase their self-esteem and promote
healthy lifestyles. Most of the
participants will come from low socioeconomic and educationally disadvantaged
neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Delaware and surrounding counties. They face
multiple challenges and the prospect of a bright future does not always seem
certain. Relying on the power of athletics and the sportsmanship and confidence
that it brings, along with the pure fun and joy of being with others who have
the same ambitions can give that ray of hope to conquer the challenges life
brings.
Following the camp, participants will maintain contact with their
assigned mentor and the entire group will gather once a month to monitor
progress and to continue the development that started during the camPA from July 20- July 29, 2012. Nearly 600 participants have attended the camp
since 1998 and it has been recognized for its remarkable impact on the lives of
those who have attended.
ISAA
has enjoyed significant exposure in the local media for this event and is
annually visited by local and national celebrities and people of prominence in
the fields of business, politics, sports and education and the students savor
their time in the spotlight.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Budget

$30,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Improved attitudes & connections toward school.
    Caring School Climate
    School Engagement
    Achievement Motivation

    2. Increased participant understanding of the process of selecting a college as well how a college education relates to success in career(s) they may pursue as a result of attending the program.

    3. Improved self-understanding and a better idea of who they are, their interests, abilities, personality characteristics and lifestyle choices. Beginning at the start of the program and at the ending.

    4. Increased understanding of how to effectively manage social relationships with peers and to respond empathetically towards others, during the program. Beginning at the start of the program and also at the ending.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Pre and Post assessments will be given in the areas of :

    For Goal 1: Caring School Climate
    School Engagement
    Achievement Motivation

    For Goal 2: Attitudes, Perceptions and Expectations toward College
    Knowledge of Education & Career Pathways

    For Goal 3: Personal Power/Self Efficacy
    Self-Esteem
    Sense of Purpose
    Positive View of the Future

    For Goal 4: Empathy
    Cultural Competence
    Resistance Skills
    Conflict Resolution Skills
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    ISAA offers a full schedule of academic enrichment in classroom settings will be supplemented with life skill development, social awareness and a host of guest speakers from various areas. Participants will learn from the ISAA’s caring and highly qualified staff of education professionals, coaches, and certified personal trainers, all whom have prominent experience in the field.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Results will be recorded on pre and post tests

    Classroom grades and attendance will also be recorded during their time in the program
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We are expecting that 85% of total participants will show improvement in these areas via assessment outcomes.
    And 75% will show improvement in academic performance at his/her school
Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Most of the participants will come from low socioeconomic and educationally disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties and the Camden, NJ area.

Funding Needs

Funding is needed for operational and programming costs. More specifically, ISAA aims to enhance and expand its existing academic support and mentoring components to encompass the structured academic activities and parental involvement of our year-round program for middle and high school students in area communities of sufficient need.

Affiliations + Memberships

Afterschool Alliance

MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership - Respondent

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The International Student Athlete Academy, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Joseph P. Paige

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Fred Dukes III

BIO

Dr. Paige has over 25 years experience training and educating in the areas of academic planning, curriculum development and management. Joe is a former collegiate athlete and high school football coach. He is a senior administrator in higher education and holds a doctorate degree in education. Dr. Paige facilitates administrative direction for the ISAA. He also developed the Recruitment Assistance Profile, a program that provides comprehensive, sport specific evaluation of a student athlete's skills and abilities.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"ISAA targets youth who have a passion for sport, as well as the desire to make a difference in their lives by excelling as a student first and keeps athletics in its proper perspective."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Carlos H. Bradley

Certified Personal Trainer, Body Building Champion, Motivational Speaker

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2015

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