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Why Sports Teams Should Encourage Athletes To Build Their Personal Brand

Why Sports Teams Should Encourage Athletes To Build Their Personal Brand

A MAJOR part of FLYE’s mission to empower youth-athletes to transition soft skills from sports to other areas of life involves understanding the power of personal brand. The digital age coupled with the rise of showcased youth sports creates an environment where youth as young as 3 now have massive digital followings. Athletic ability to build […]

It All Started With A T-Shirt…

2016 FLYE alumni Jasmine Brunson caught up with Director of Operations, Adaya Powell to discuss her winning pitch for a virtual reality music streaming service, her recent graduation and plans for building on the interest sparked by her participation in FLYE as a senior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. VIO: Be on the lookout for […]

A FLYE 1st Quarter of 2018

A FLYE 1st Quarter of 2018

What a difference a few months makes! Check out how FLYE continues to shape the FUTURE of youth sports. #ComeFLYEWithUs The Power Of The PIVOT… For the past four years FLYE has embedded entrepreneurship education into high school athletic teams through our proprietary teaching methodologies. In mid-4th quarter 2017, we realized that our mission had […]

State Of The Black Athlete

State Of The Black Athlete

There are a TON of sports related editorials out there and I follow a lot of them. My favorite by far is The Undefeated. They recently released an amazing piece entitled “What Is The State Of The Black Athlete?” What I love most about this post are the visuals each artist created to embody their […]

WeWork Invests In FLYE!

WeWork Invests In FLYE!

  FUTURE LEADERS & YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS (FLYE) RECEIVES SURPRISE INVESTMENT FROM WEWORK CEO FLYE Founder honored as a inaugural WeWork Creator during the WeWork Creator Awards in Washington, DC.  (Washington, DC – March 28, 2017)-  On Tuesday, FLYE’s Executive Director, Cortni Grange was featured during the first ever WeWork Creator Awards in Washington, DC. The Creator Awards will […]

Put your heart where your wallet is

Put your heart where your wallet is

Yesterday, November 10th Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon and defensive end Ricky Jean Francois flew down to Haiti to deliver supplies and aid from the Redskins training staff. Original Article on the teams website After reading this article it reminded me just how much influence and impact athletes can make if they just say YES instead of “not […]

In College? Maybe you should start a business

In College? Maybe you should start a business

Scott Gerber of Young Entrepreneur Council teamed up with Buzz Marketing Group (and sponsor LegalZoom.com) to put together a survey of 1,000+ college students and recent graduates. They asked questions about entrepreneurship, the economy and business aspirations. Here are the major findings…http://www.businessinsider.com/youth-entrepreneurship-council-2011-2

Why Athletes make Great Entrepreneurs

Why Athletes make Great Entrepreneurs

It is no secret that athletes of all walks have something special about them. The ability to maximize performance on a continuos basis and perform at the highest levels in pressure situations are skill sets every simply does not have at the ready. Athletes however cultivate and perfect these skill sets from a very young […]

The Rock you didn’t know

The Rock you didn’t know

We know the Hollywood actor, we know the ridiculously towering figure with a smile of gold, some of us even know the WWE Superstar. But, many of todays generation may not know the washed out unfulfilled football player that was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Back in the early 90’s Dwayne was a defensive tackle for […]

Parents still think their kids will go pro?!

Parents still think their kids will go pro?!

Earlier this week I was exposed to his incredible article by Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post. Initially, I was drawn in by the title, “The number of parents who think their high school athlete will play pro sports is absurdly high”. Upon completion I was further captivate by the information and actual statistical number of parents who really […]

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