Mission Statement

  Be encouraged !
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. " - Maria Robinson

 AWD  will help increase the graduation          rate of our  student-athletes by inspiring, encouraging and influencing education                 through positive reconigition of successful athletes who have completed their education. 

                                                   Kenny O'Banner

Jacob Hall of Atlanta, Ga is a 5th grader who will become an Athlete with a Degree and a pretty good one per his grandfather, Alfonso Smith.

​​His grandfather is a JSU basketball Hall of Famer and he is an Athlete with a Degree.