In September 2014, I partnered up with the organization, Classroom Champions. There was an immediate attraction to the program because of their motto “Connect.Motivate.Educate.” There are many factors that make this program special but the most appealing one to me is the relationships I am able to create and build on with the students and teachers throughout the year. This is no one time school visit. This is an opportunity to hang out with my students. This could be via online or in class. We are constantly in communication through the pictures of their completed projects and live Q&A. This program allows me to mentor students around the United States and teach valuable lessons they can use in their everyday lives. Building relationships with my students has given me additional motivation in my training and competition. I not only strive to be the best example on and off the track but also a great friend.