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Celebrating 20 years of
transforming young lives
and change in Oakland, CA

SPAAT provides support programs to help student-athletes make a successful transition to college and a career.

As an Oakland-based nonprofit organization, our mission is to transform young lives and create positive change in our community.

Our programs create a college-going culture and our students have received millions of dollars in academic and athletic scholarships.


High school graduation rate


Graduate college-ready


Accepted to a college of their choice

Our Programs

Every year our innovative student-athlete development programs transform the futures of 600 middle and high school students. Experienced coaches and college advisors deliver the programs and foster the personal and professional growth of our students.

Donate Today

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations and grants to achieve our mission. Every single dollar you invest in our program helps change a young life.

Oakland ESPYS

SPAAT hosts an annual red carpet event, the Oakland ESPYS (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly). This prestigious event rewards Oakland’s student-athletes with over $30,000 in academic scholarships.

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