Student-Athlete Financial Education (SAFE) is an innovative financial education and career development program designed for college student-athletes. SAFE USES REAL AND RELEVANT INFORMATION that is directly related to the lives of student athletes, such as the real value of their scholarship and the link between their academic discipline and the industry of sports.
As the industry of college sports expands, the debate about the rights of student-athletes grows increasingly louder, with many calling for a more "professionalized" environment. While the argument has centered around "pay for play" and other benefits, SAFE mirrors the mission and goals of higher education, emphasizing the "student" experience. SAFE EDUCATES student-athletes about the monetary and intrinsic value of their scholarship and how to maximize their overall experience.
SAFE is an EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM that uses cutting edge technology to customize content and engage students. There are no hypothetical scenarios. SAFE REMAINS RELEVANT throughout the student-athlete's college career, reflecting fluctuating financial climates, occupational prospects, emerging fields and trends and advanced networking tools.