CHAMPS/ Life Skills
We are committed to the holistic development of our student-athletes. Life Skills fosters the cultivation of skills that prepare student-athletes for the ultimate competitive challenge: LIFE.
Our foundation of our Life Skills program is based on:
> Personal Development
We support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decision-making skills. Our S.T.A.N.G.S. program will provide opportunities for personal development.
> Community Service
This component of the Life Skills program focuses on facilitating community outreach opportunities for student-athletes. This aspect gives SMU student-athletes a chance to make a difference and show their gratitude to the DFW communities that support them throughout their career. The S.T.A.N.G.S. program offers many outreach opportunities throughout the year.
> Career Development
We place a priority on preparing for life after intercollegiate sports. The S.T.A.N.G.S. program acquaints student-athletes with a career direction, provides networking opportunities, and ultimately assists with job placement.
The S.T.A.N.G.S. program provides all our student-athletes with a game plan for success while at SMU and after graduation.