The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation encourages students to set and achieve
personal goals that exceed their own high expectations. The Foundation believes
that through education, barriers to success crumble. In support of this, the
Foundation has provided a grant to the Washington Redskins Leadership Council's
Coaches in the Classroom initiative.
The Coaches in the Classroom program helps Washington, D.C.
student-athletes build strong academic skills while honing their athletic
talents. This program places academic coaches at inner-city high schools to work
in concert with athletic coaches. The academic coaches help prepare high school
athletes for college and life.
The Foundation's grant will be used to pay salaries for the academic coaches and
to provide educational tools required to help the students succeed.
Recent results prove that Coaches in the Classroom is yielding tangible
benefits. Since the program was initiated at Anacostia High School , the average
GPA for student-athletes has increased by more than 33% and now exceed the
school's overall GPA average. Additionally, average SAT scores for
student-athletes have risen dramatically.
The following schools have been provided with Academic Coaches through
Coaches in the Classroom program:
- Anacostia High School
- Dunbar High School
- Ballou High School
- Central High School