Athletes and Coaches Helping Kids Compete in Life

Champions for America’s Future is a national, bipartisan, membership organization of athletes and coaches who have come together to make sure every child has the best chance to compete in life. Our members rely on the best research and their own experiences to focus on what will give kids an edge in the future. They educate the public and policymakers at the local, state and national levels that we must invest in proven, cost-effective programs that help children overcome the obstacles that prevent them from competing successfully in the 21st century.


An invitation from our members

Dear current or retired athlete,

This is important.We are inviting you to join Champions for America’s Future, an exciting new nonprofit organization of athletes, coaches, and sports administrators working to assure that all children have the opportunity to successfully compete in life. We joined the organization because those of us in the sports world have an important role to play in educating the public and policymakers about what really works to help kids, especially those at risk of failure, get on the right track.

At this time, Champions for America’s Future is working to:

  • Reverse the problem of childhood obesity through improved child nutrition and increased physical activity.
  • Help all kids arrive at kindergarten ready to learn by increasing low-income kids’ access to high-quality early education programs.

There are no specific obligations (and no fees or dues) other than signing up as a member.  We don’t run programs; rather, we work to educate and influence the public and opinion-leaders. Periodically, staff may contact you to see whether you want to engage in some activity to speak out, from signing letters-to-the-editor, to participating in press conferences to release research reports, to meeting with policy-makers.  You’re free to accept or not, based on the issue and the time you have available.  This is a great way to be a champion for children and to raise your visibility on incredibly important issues – the future of our children.

By joining together as athletes and coaches, we can educate the public and policymakers to invest in evidence-based programs that change the odds for today’s kids.Thanks for joining this important organization today.

Antawn Jamison
Former Player, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Jackie Joyner Kersee
Olympic gold medal in long jump and heptathlon (1988)

Nastia Liukin
Olympic Gold Medal all-around gymnastics (2008)

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