BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Athletics announced its collaboration with ADVANCE at the third annual AMPLIFY Conference on Monday.
The conference, scheduled to begin Monday, is a state-mandated educational opportunity for all first-year student-athletes regarding name, image and likeness (NIL). All participants will be required to complete five hours of essential financial literacy and life skills training.
The event, designed to empower student-athletes in the evolving NIL landscape, will cover a range of crucial topics including “Writing Your Personal Branding Playbook,” “Financial Literacy and Your Financial Self,” “Introduction to Taxes.” », “Decision-Make” and “Understanding Contracts”.
“As we enter the next phase of NIL at Texas A&M, education remains our top priority,” said Jamie Wood, NIL assistant athletic director. “Unlike other states, we are fortunate to operate under state laws that mandate education, and we have a dedicated team that strongly believes in personal empowerment, resulting from the exposure of our students -athletes with these invaluable learning opportunities.”
The invitation to participate in AMPLIFY provides ADVANCE with the opportunity to showcase their expertise in NIL, life skills, career development and financial literacy, a key differentiator for their business. Leveraging ADVANCE’s expertise, network of professional athletes, and weekly campus immersions across the country, the team is well-equipped to collect real-time data and respond quickly to rapid changes in the sport college.
“This exciting conference underscores our strong belief that NIL is the new path to imparting fundamental life skills,” said Luke Fedlam, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of ADVANCE. “Our educational model is aimed at beginners and elites alike. Texas A&M’s commitment to supporting student-athletes with skills applicable beyond their athletic careers is commendable. We are thrilled to be in College Station.”
Advance NIL (ADVANCE) is an unbiased industry leader in the name, image and likeness of education, consulting and athlete development. They empower professional high school and college athletes, their families and the entire ecosystem through financial, legal, business and life skills training. To date, ADVANCE has supported more than 30 universities, including the elite Power 5, but prides itself on its diverse customer base. They have an award-winning NIL Protective Education program and have worked with over a dozen NFL teams, NFL Players Association, NCAA, PIAA, MIAA, National Federation of High Schools (NFHS ) and the Jr. NBA. Our team’s diversity and real-world experiences provide increased relatability and unprecedented engagement and enrichment. ADVANCE is an organization with a strong focus on excellence, agility and raising standards across the sports industry. #AdvancedAthletes
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