Gameplan for Winning at Life
Mission of the Financial Literacy Initiative
The mission of the CSLi Financial Literacy Initiative is to equip student-athletes with sound financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors to succeed after college.
Gameplan for winning at Life
Freshmen athletes at The University of Texas are exposed to an award winning course – Gameplan for Winning at Life (GWAL) – when they land on the Forty Acres. This class is a research-driven deep dive into key personal development skills. The curriculum, developed by Daron K. Roberts, explores vulnerability, empathy, implicit bias, resilience, grit, failure management, effective communication, servant leadership and financial literacy. What makes this class unique is its designation as a “signature course” – the highest class distinction as the University. This class is taught three times a year, and each class is comprised of approximately 100 students (half of the participants are non-athletes).