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.
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.
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.