NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program | Ages 16-18

JKCP-NFL Wharton Prep Leadership Program

Wharton Sports Business Academy

Student-Athlete Leadership Training

If you are a student-athlete in any sport this is the opportunity of a lifetime! Working with the NFL and faculty from The Wharton School, this summer program for rising high school seniors will give you a competitive edge as you prepare for collegiate athletics. 

The NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program recognizes student-athlete success both on the field and in the classroom. The program is a selective leadership and achievement recognition program for elite male and female student-athletes participating in all sports. Participants receive specific leadership training and development programming designed by The Wharton School. The rigorous coursework, breakout groups and panels will provide a formal foundation of leadership training for the next generation of leaders! 

Preparing You for Success

The program will provide:

  • Basics of Leadership – assessments, styles, motivating others

  • Professional Development – life skills, social media

  • Career Development – preparing for the future with resumes, mock-interviews, public speaking, networking

  • Financial Education – an introduction to financial terms, tools and the role of financial advisors

  • Basics of Management

The NFL and Wharton will select a group of 36 top high school student-athletes graduating next year from a variety of sports. Applications must include high school transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, student essay and athletic achievements records and will be used to select participates. A minimum First Team All-Conference or All-County/State performance in athletics is required.  

Tuition, room and board costs will be covered by the Wharton School. Selected participants will be responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program.

How to Apply