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Student-Athletes Focusing on Education

S.A.F.E. leverages University of California, Merced student-athletes towards developing projects and programs to empower and encourage the local youth student-athletes. With a variety of interactive programs and projects, S.A.F.E.'s goal is to provide endless opportunities for our local student-athletes to attend post-secondary education in the form of 4-year universities and colleges. 

 

Member of the Month

Devan Bains

Devan is a Freshman on the Men's Basketball team and is currently studying Biology. Devan finds his inspirations to assist local athletes because he is a Turlock native. Devan will now step into an Officer position as the Website Coordinator.


Devan is a Freshman on the Men's Basketball team and is currently studying Biology. Devan finds his inspirations to assist local athletes because he is a Turlock native. Devan will now step into an Officer position as the Website Coordinator.

 
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Success In Our Community


Landeros breaks extra innings tie to bring Merced softball to 10-0

April 25, 2016

Merced High School's Alazaya Landeros smacks a huge double in the 7th inning against Golden Valley High School to improve record to 10-0 in the CCC. To view the full story click here.

Buhach's Kendrick throws no-hitter on debut

March 24, 2016

Buhach Colony High School's Freshman, Alex Kendrick, made his debut at the Fresno Easter Classic this past March. SAFE recognizes Alex a student-athlete of hard work and determination. Each week Alex meets with SAFE tutors for striving for academic success to continue his stellar performance on the mound. Click here to see the full story.

 

student-athlete of the MONTH

description of the student-athlete nominee. Include information on school, age, sport, reason for nomination, grade/scores, outstanding recognitions, and aspirations in life. 

 


Meet the Founder

my name is  MICHAEL PIERICK

I am a graduating student-athlete with a Bachelors of Science in Management. I spent all four years of my collegiate career playing for the University of California, Merced Men's basketball team. With experience as a senior co-captain and previous non-profit development internships, I decided to test my passion for assisting the people that surround me. With the approval of UC Merced Chancellor, Dr. Dorothy Lelland, and the guidance of UCM Interim Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Nies, I founded Student-Athletes Focusing on Education.