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About Us

Shakeout is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity foundation.

Mental Support

Our emphasis is mental health Programs for Athletes.

NONPROFIT

Shakeout Inc.

At Shakeout, we’re more than just a nonprofit organization; we’re a community built on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission is clear: to empower athletes, both current and former, on their journey from the field to life beyond sports. We provide the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive in all aspects of life.

The Shakeout Endowment lies at the heart of our commitment, dedicating millions to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and alleviate student debt for athletes. Through scholarships, mentorship programs, and events like the Minority Athlete Scholarship Gala, we’re reshaping the narrative for Black athletes at HBCUs, fostering opportunity and excellence.

Investing in Dreams: The Shakeout Endowment for Athletes.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a World where every athlete has equal access to opportunities for growth and fulfillment, irrespective of their background or circumstances. We envision a community where athletes are not only celebrated for their athletic achievements but also supported in their transition to life beyond sports. We aim to build a network of empowered individuals who leverage their unique talents to make a positive impact in society.

From the Field to Fortune: Shakeout's Path to Post-Sports Success.

Did you Know that ?

“Suicide is now the second most common cause of death for college athletes after accidents, results show.” -US News

of student-athletes transition from high school to NCAA.

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of student-athletes transition from NCAA to Major Professional

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What about the other 92%?

We, as athletes are eventually phased out athletics for one of the following reasons: injury, skill-set, capability, politics, or life.
This is a daunting reality for many…

The Athletes Unite Conference - Where Mental Health Meets Entrepreneurship

The Athletes Unite Conference is a game changing event in the world of athletics. Our emphasis is mental health while providing an experience for athletes to create businesses and career opportunities through sports, entrepreneurship, technology, and many other industries. We look forward to bringing AUC to a city near you!

Our Leadership Team

Classye James

Founder / PRESIDENT

Erica Qualls-Battey

Board Member

Rasheed Cottman

Board Member

Jakeema Bascoe

Board Member

Daryel Peake

Board Member

Rasheen Henry

Board Member

Charles R. Robinson

Board Member

Derrick Furlow Jr

Board Member

Samantha Card

Board Member