Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere
The United States Olympic Committee's FLAME program provides high school, college and graduate-level students with an intensive look into the corporate world of elite sport. The program offers an exciting and rigorous curriculum aimed at increasing knowledge of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, and providing participants with personal and professional development.
The USOC is currently accepting applications for 2014:
Location: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Investment: $1,000 (college and graduate-level), $650 (high school) plus airfare
Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2014
Students who are accepted into this highly competitive program are invited to experience the fast-paced world of elite sport at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The program offers career-planning workshops, mock interviews with sports industry leaders, and other professional development activities that help prepare students for a career in sports business. Participants will have the opportunity to network with USOC executives and staff, U.S. Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls and National Governing Body administrators.
The ultimate goal of FLAME is to empower students to rise above the ordinary and create an inclusive environment where participants from all backgrounds can thrive in the highly competitive world of sports business.
Full and partial scholarships are available for students who require financial aid for tuition and travel.
Become a Mentor
Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to be a mentor for the five-day high school FLAME program. Students who are interested in this rewarding leadership opportunity should complete the high school mentor portion of the application.