A PLUS IS DEDICATED TO GETTING THE RIGHT STAFF FOR OUR PROGRAM WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SPORTS, EDUCATION, AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

 

THE A PLUS STAFF

(AKA "THE DREAM TEAM")

NOTABLE SUPPORTERS

MAGIC JOHNSON

(NBA Legend & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"This program is a model for the country because its not that we're shining light on their athletic ability. We're shining light on BOTH their academics AND their athletic ability. And that's what it should be about."

SWIN CASH

(WNBA Player & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"At the end of the day, it wasn't about the ultimate goal it was about the life lessons along the way."

MARTELL WEBSTER

(NBA Player & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"I definitely wish I had this program when I was growing up."

MARK EMMERT

(NCAA President & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"The program that you all are supporting here is a remarkable example of doing precisely what we as Americans in this society can do around sport."

BRANDON ROY

(Former NBA Player & APLUS Advisory Council)

"We want them to have great life skills. Its not something they're just going to wake up and have. Its something we have to teach them. I had all those great things coming up and I just want to give them back to the kids."

JASON COLLINS

(NBA Player & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"Find a way to embrace that identity, but at the same time that identity doesn’t define you. You have your core values, people are going to put their labels on you, whether it be gender, race…When you look in the mirror you choose what you want to identify yourself as. "

LISA BRUMMEL

(Seattle Storm Owner & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"This is really the crossing of three passions that I have: kids, education and basketball."

STEVE BALLMER

(Former Microsoft CEO & A PlUS Advisory Council)

"A PLUS is really, an amazing thing. The notion of putting academics and basketball together...turned out to be a powerful idea. I've seen it work for my son."

WADE DAVIS II

(Former NFL Player & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"The amount of work that the staff does to follow these young people from the time that they wake up to the time they go to bed to make sure that sports are second and academics are first is really inspiring."

PETE CARROLL

(Seattle Seahawks Head Coach & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"It's a one-on-one challenge. You've got to look the kid in the eye, watch them and get a feel for who they are. So that you can help them create a vision that helps them. When you do that, you change people."

JAMAL CRAWFORD

(NBA Player & A PLUS Keynote Speaker)

"This program is actually doing the right thing. I think this program in particular is giving kids a chance at a solid future. Everything they stand for is the right thing. Hopefully these kids can have a better future because of it."

A PLUS BOARD MEMBERS

Grant Adolphson (Board Chair)

Joseph Woods (Vice President)

Mimi Hunter (Secretary)

Laura Clough

Rich Moore

Tim Jones

Brian McAndrews

A PLUS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Brandon Roy

Paul Pigott

Steve Ballmer

Dana Frank

Shelly Ballmer

Eddie Poplawski

Trish Dziko