The Leadership Academy is focused on developing our student-athletes from the inside out by providing programming, speakers, and opportunities for growth. The academy is broken up into two groups.
Rising Saints is the foundation of the Leadership Academy, a program that all student-athletes will participate in their freshman and sophomore years. The mission is to engage all student-athletes in personal growth and exploration of their own leadership style, learn how to set goals, and to establish a foundation of individual leadership that they can expand on through their time at D’Youville with their teams and in the classroom.
Soaring Saints is the second phase of Leadership Academy. It is focused on supporting the leadership and transition of junior and senior student-athletes. The mission is to provide opportunities for graduating student-athletes to learn the team and professional leadership skills they need to be prepared for life after D’Youville. It also seeks to support the process of the athlete identity shift.