The summer began with the LYFE Kickoff event. LYFEletes were introduced to the LYFE program by administrative staff as well as a compelling video describing the current academic state of minority student-athletes here at FSU. The goal was to enlighten the new LYFEletes about the importance of graduating and assuring them that we have the resources they need to reach that goal. LYFEletes enjoyed competing in various group activities with LYFEletes from other teams. It was an instant bonding experience and a fun way to introduce these new members of the FSU family to what LYFE is all about.
In order to debunk some academic, athletic and college myths, LYFEletes gathered for a friendly but competitive game of Family Feud. LYFE administrators surveyed current student-athletes on topics such as dealing with roommates, dealing with coaches, college classrooms and the freshmen experience. LYFEletes broke up into teams to play the ultimate game of Family Feud. Not only did they have a fun time competing, they were also able to talk about any nervousness they had about this new experience they were all about to face.
Often times, LYFEletes have to dress a certain way for a particular event. Dress for Success acted as an opportunity for LYFEletes to learn wardrobe appropriateness while still looking fashionable. Different scenarios were acted out and older LYFEletes displayed both what to wear and what not to wear to different events including game day, class, on a date and draft day.