The service organization, the Home Team, recognizes the issue and importance of emphasizing academics, providing in-class mentoring and after school study hall hours. Partnering with the University of Miami athletic department to provide a program with current UM athletes, they not only provide structure for the students but also inspiration. They serve as both academic and athletic advisors. Alex Pou, founder of the organization, alumni of UM, as well as Coral Gables Senior High recognized there was an opportunity to help at risk students who rely on sports to further their academic careers. Click here to continue reading.