By Tamas Mondovics
Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) was pleased to join forces with professional athletes and to be accepted into the National SAT/ACT Donation Project program through its association with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and eKnowledge.
The news that students and families in Florida may now receive free $200 SAT or ACT prep programs was shared with close to 800 school principals and athletic directors last month by FHSSA Executive Director, Roger Dearing.
Dearing explained that in 2005, eKnowledge formed The SAT/ACT Donation Project with support and Partnerships with caring athletes from the NFL and MLB, as well as over 100 corporations, foundations, and not-for-profit organizations.
To date, the project has provided over 200,000 SAT/ACT Prep Programs valued over $42,000,000.
“This is a truly amazing opportunity for our student athletes and their families. Every student who wants to attend college must complete the SAT or ACT test, so these prep programs are invaluable,” Dearing said.
Emphasizing his reason for sponsoring the program, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Tackle, Roy Miller, drew attention to his experience when he said, with his father in the Army, growing up meant moving around a lot, which presented challenges with school.
“I worked hard to earn academic and athletic recognition,” Miller said. “Nothing is more important than a good education which is why I joined with all the other professional athletes and sponsors supporting the eKnowledge SAT/ACT donation program. It’s an honor to assist students and families in this way.”
Atlanta Braves, Chipper Jones, agreed when he said, “I believe in using my gifts and public image to help students and families, which is why I support the eKnowledge donation effort.”
The SAT/ACT Donation Project covers 100 percent of the $200 retail cost.
Parents of high school students in the State of Florida may obtain their copy of the SAT or ACT PowerPreptm Program at www.eknowledge.com/FHSAA1 or call 951-256-4076.