Many of Canada’s young athletes have been heading south of the border in search of alternative educational and basketball development programs. Many of these athletes end up paying large sums of money to unaccredited organization and waste precious time and resources. Therefore, to better support our athlete's goals and dreams both here in Canada and the United States P.H.A.S.E. 1 developed its own academies for student athletes. The original P.H.A.S.E. 1 Academy was started in 2010 and was hosted by Vaughan Road Academy of the Toronto District School Board. Student athletes are enrolled in Vaughan Road Academy’s “Interact Program” were there academic needs are fulfilled through a flexible timetable to allow for increased training opportunities
Six years ago P.H.A.S.E. 1 launched our first Academy for student athletes in Toronto, Canada. Despite tremendous efforts to grow the program for International athletes, it became very clear P.H.A.S.E. 1would have to move in the direction of helping student athletes who were moving south of the border. What started as a mission to help Canadian athletes soon became a global mission helping student-athletes from Africa, Europe, South America, and the United States. Student athletes from all over the world needed to be in UnitedStates to maximize their exposure to NCAA scholarships and future professional careers. To serve the growing number of migrating student athletes the decision was made to partner with Faith Christian School, a fully accredited private Christian School in Mesa, Arizona.
Through our main funding partner Education and Literacy For Life, many fundraising efforts and donations from our personal supporters, in the past 3 years P.H.A.S.E. 1 was able to raise money to support student athletes, housing, academics, travel and training at Faith Christian School, from Canada, United States, Senegal, Nigeria, Venezuela, France, Australia, Duabai, Argentina, Serbia and more.