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Institute Partnership with the National Consortium of Academics and Sports

MVP

The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program, founded in 1993, is a leadership program that motivates student-athletes and student leaders to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered "women's issues": rape, battering, and sexual harassment.

The four main goals of the MVP Program are to:

  • Raise Awareness of participants about the level of men's verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of women.
  • Challenge Thinking by countering mainstream messages about gender, sex and violence.
  • Open Dialogue by creating a safe environment for men and women to share their opinions and experiences.
  • Inspire Leadership by empowering participants with concrete opinions to effect change in their respective communities.

To learn more about MVP, click here.


TLI

The mission of Teamwork Leadership Institute (TLI) Program is to help senior administrators and athletic department staff, through the provision of diversity training services, to apply the principles of teamwork to all areas of athletic departments. TLI provides diversity training to organizations across the United States, focusing mostly on college and university administrations and athletic departments.


TLI

The Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to foster the growth and development of ethnic minorities at all levels of sports both nationally and internationally. The BCA is committed to creating a positive enlightened environment where issues can be examined closely, debated sincerely and resolved honestly. The BCA's focus involves the concerns of its colleagues in professional sports, NCAA (Division I, II, and III), NAIA (Division I and II), junior college and high school levels.

On May 31, 2007, BCA Board of Directors unveiled the new name of the organization during the 2007 BCA National Convention and Expo. The name change was made to clarify the expanding membership population of administrators and coaches within the BCA. Subsequently, BCA is now Black Coaches & Administrators.

BCA Mission:

  • To address significant issues pertaining to the participation and employment of ethnic minorities in sport in general and intercollegiate athletics in particular.
  • To assist ethnic minorities aspiring to have a career in athletics through educational and professional development programming and scholarships.
  • To provide youth and diverse communities the opportunity to interact positively with the BCA as a corporate citizen and community builder through a variety of alliances.

The BCA Past, Present and Future:

In 1987, the issue of ethnic minority advancement was being discussed simultaneously by two separate, but significant African American coaching groups, the assistant basketball and football coaches. Eventually, these two groups merged to form the nucleus of what would become the Black Coaches Association. The BCA was founded in 1988 and the membership was extended to all coaches.

Throughout the BCA's 20-year history, the organization has been at the forefront of the effort to enhance the employment opportunities and professional development of the ethnic minority professional. While maintaining this original mission, the BCA has continued to view the immediate and future concerns of the association within the framework of our rapidly evolving society.

The BCA of the future has a "Planned Positive Vision." Our organization will systematically work toward the resolution of the issues we face by following a positive goal-oriented program of achievement.

 

 

To learn more about the BCA, click here.