Read about an exciting opportunity for minority students to learn about the sports business and the Olympics.  Please encourage your students to apply online.  Due date is around the corner, March 10 (extended from an earlier due date).  Below is a letter from the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the U.S. Olympic Committee on this program.

Angelica Vialpando
Acting Vice-President, Program and Professional Development;
Director, Professional Development
Council for Opportunity in Education
work (202) 347-7430 X331
fax     (202) 347-0786
cell    (703) 408-3160
1025 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Every summer, the USOC hosts a program called Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME). The program provides minority high school and college students with an intensive look into the complex world of the Olympics and sports business. Students are provided with exciting and rigorous curriculum aimed at developing both professional skills as well as Olympic sport knowledge. Students who are accepted into this highly competitive program will attend workshops and classes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., where they will have the opportunity to eat at the athlete dining hall and experience life in the fast-paced world of elite sports.

We are reaching out to college access and success program personnel to spread the word about FLAME. Please find attached a brief overview of the college program that you can send to interested students. Scholarships are still available!  Don’t let your students and athletes miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

The online applications can be found at If you have any questions please contact

Jason Thompson 
Director of Diversity and Inclusion 
United States Olympic Committee