Game Changers hosted a successful annual “GC-360 Leadership Summit” at Youngstown State University’s DeBartolo Stadium Club on Saturday, May 18, 2024. The event, held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., brought together high school athletes for a day of immersive learning and skill-building.

Throughout the day, participants engaged in a series of seminars, open dialogues, and breakout sessions focused on essential hard and soft skills. Topics included financial literacy, social and emotional intelligence, recruiting and academic standards, health and wellness, social media etiquette, college and employer interview techniques, and police relations.

High school athletes were encouraged to step out of their usual environments to explore what it means to be responsible students, regardless of their future athletic aspirations. The summit’s atmosphere was dynamic and supportive, fostering a sense of community and growth among attendees.

One of the event’s highlights was the concluding mock combine, where athletes recorded their 40-yard dash times, vertical jumps, and 3-cone drill times. This hands-on experience added an exciting and competitive element to the day’s activities.

Game Changers’ initiative successfully combined education and athletic development, leaving a lasting impact on the young athletes who attended. The event was a testament to the organization’s commitment to holistic youth development, providing invaluable skills and knowledge to the next generation of leaders.

With limited spots available, the summit drew significant interest, emphasizing the importance and demand for such comprehensive educational programs. Attendees and organizers alike hailed the event as a major success, setting a high standard for future summits.

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