Athletics & Beyond Annual Newsletter
Issue: #7December 2013
In This Issue
Life Beyond Sports
2014 Girls Empowerment Workshop date set
IMG Academy 7v7 Tournament
Colorado Gives Day
2013 in review
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Life Beyond Sports Workshop

A&B is very active when it comes to social change and applies the principles of sports as a vehicle to help youth change their life for the better.  With year-round mentoring and annual workshops, Athletics & Beyond is helping young students from around Denver see the possibilities of their future and support them while on their journey.  For more information about A&B visit 


2013 Girls Empowerment Workshop
2014 Girls Empowerment Workshop, Saturday, May 3, 2014 @Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Middle School
Athletics & Beyond host two life skills workshop each year. The Girls Empowerment Workshop in May and the boys "Life Beyond Sports" in November of each year. These forums are an all-day program for young adults, ages 7-18, to learn essential life skills and to be exposed to positive role models and healthy options for future goals. The workshop provides a safe place for girls and boys to get together and build a camaraderie with others which encourages teamwork and confidence.

IMG Academy National 7v7

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NFA7v7 Tournament

Colorado Connect/A&B will be hosting an


IMG NFA 7v7 tournament in Denver,
Saturday, May 31, 2014

The National 7v7 Football Association (NFA7v7) is the governing body of 7v7 football dedicated to improving the game and providing improved playing opportunities, using consistent rules, and allowing players, coaches, media and spectators to take part in this great sport.


Athletics & Beyond

Offseason Training begins Saturday, January 4th & 5th, 2014

Registration fee's are $30.00 per month. Fee's include strength & conditioning, skill specific training, film & chalk talk discussions, life skills mentoring and A&B apparel.


High school football players interested in joining the Colorado Connect Club 7v7 football team.


Email: [email protected] or


call coach Narcy at 303-725-0811 

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A&B uses athletics as a "hook" to engage participants in achieving their academic goals. Participants are encouraged to reframe how they think about their academic successes and failures. Through our four program areas; educational success, life skills building, career options and athletic development we provide quality service and increased engagement for under-served youth in metropolitan Denver.


Colorado Gives Day
We need your support

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Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado and to inspire and unite citizens in giving. Last year, Coloradans made an astonishing show of support for local nonprofits by donating $15.4 million in just 24 hours. A total of $15.7 million was distributed to the nonprofits, thanks to additional contributions from the FirstBank Incentive Fund and 36 cash prizes. Let's see what we can do on Colorado Gives Day 2013! 
Make a difference by donating to Athletics & Beyond.
24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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To support the nonprofits that protect and nurture quality of life in Colorado.  Continue reading to see our body of work in 2013.


Clasof 2013: 1 student graduated from CU; 3 from CSU. 22 A&B Student-Athletes graduated from high school. 20 received academic and athletic scholarships and 1 joined the armed services.
The class of 2013 produced 2 John Lynch Foundation Award recipients.  A&B boast 3 National Honors Society members (1 female and 2 male).
A&B college and high school students earned over 600 volunteer hours in 2013.
The A&B club team traveled to Kansas City, MO placed 3rd, brought home an MVP award for offensive player and scolar athlete award for highest grade point average.


We have two 2016 US Olympic hopefuls Melik Elliston who brought home the 2013 PAL National Championship in boxing and 
Maya Nelson wins 2013 Women's Freestyle Cadet Nationals
Maya Nelson wins 2013 Women's Freestyle Cadet Nationals
Maya Nelson won the 2013 Women's Freestyle Cadet Nationals.
A&B underclassmen participated in sports specific camps and went on NCAA campus tours at Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils, Colorado State University (CSU)- Rams, Colorado State University (CSU Pueblo), University of Colorado Buffaloes, University of Florida- Gators, University of South Florida (USF), the University of Wyoming (UW- Cowboys) and the University of Denver (DU).
Our student athletes toured and learned about the business of sports at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL, the Pepsi Center- Denver and the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ.
In 2014 Athletics & Beyond is adding our year-round life skills program




Stay tuned for details.

Athletics & Beyond: Life Beyond Sports Workshop 2013
Our body of work
It takes a village to raise a child.  Your continued support of our efforts are greatly appreciated.  Our sustainability over the years has been because of individual, small business, corporate and city cash and in-kind donations.
Thank all of you for your continued support of our mission and the young adults we serve.
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Athletics & Beyond Board of Directors
Narcy Jackson, Executive Director