We Are G.A.M.E. Inc.
Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education
We are G.A.M.E., Inc. is made up of a T.E.A.M. of community members strongly committed to empowering students athletes with the tools and skills needed to successfully tackle the world of college athletics. The T.E.A.M. serves a population of students in need of support, advice, and most of all, life guidance.
By identifying student athletes in the ninth grade or earlier, we can positively influence their lives. At G.A.M.E., we want to see young athletes develop to their fullest athletic potential but ensure that the students also focus on education. Our mentors work with students and their parents to create a game plan to pursue academic excellence as well as athletic success.
Federal TIN: 45-2926447
Those Empowering Athletes by Mentoring
The T.E.A.M. has a common goal to prepare students by providing mentoring, and interpersonal and life skills training, that will lead to life-long achievement. The T.E.A.M. believes that each student athlete can flourish on the field, the court, and most importantly in the classroom.
Interested in helping mentee achieve their potential and discover their strengths
Must have a "High Moral Character" and exemplify it in their day-to-day life
Must be a caring adult who can communicate with mentee at least twice a week by phone, text, email, or in-person
Must have college degree, be pursuing higher education, or have a successful career in the business world
Must be willing to go through an application process, supply personal and professional references, pass a background check, and complete a personal interview
Attend orientation program and on-going training
Must not use drugs or abuse alcohol
Committed to excellence both on the field/court and in the classroom
Be referred by their coach, counselor, or member of the clergy
Committed to communicating with their mentor at least twice a week by phone, text, email, or in-person
Free from substance use/abuse (i.e. drugs, alcohol, steroids, etc.)
Dennis "DJ" Reed Jr. - Men's Football,
New York Jets
DJ Reed Jr. is a shining example of what a student athlete can do if they take both their academic and athletic career seriously. Bakersfield born, played for Cerritos College, transferred to Kansas State, got drafted to join the San Francisco 49ers, and is now playing for the New York Jets.
Committed to Making a Difference
We Are G.A.M.E. was founded in 2008 by Allen and Joyce Thigpen. It has been a life-long dream for them to help young, gifted athletes reach their potential. Through this program, they've had the opportunity to work with over 400 student athletes in 12 states. All of the student athletes have attended or graduated from college, over 20 of the students have received athletic scholarships and some have even gone on to play professionally, 2 drafted into the National Football League (NFL) and 1 drafted to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers!