Team 22

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities’ flagship, hands-on mentoring program, TEAM 22 offers a multi-year curriculum including mentorship, leadership development, community service and unique excursions where they meet with community and world leaders. Such opportunities have included:

  • A private tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, including a private meeting with President George W. Bush
  • A VIP Meet and Greet with First Lady Michelle Obama
  • The Dallas Symphony Orchestra annual Gala, featuring world-renowned soprano Renee’ Fleming,  and a private Tour
  • Volunteering at “Christmas in the Park” at Fair Park, distributing toys and meals to thousands of Dallas families and children
  • A VIP Meet and Greet with author, filmmaker, and tenured professor MK Asante
  • Annual participation at Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Gala and Golf Tournament
  • Attending Camp Champions, an annual three-week summer camp that focuses on leadership, self-worth, conflict resolution and the significance of good decision making
  • The TEAM 22 Mentoring Program:  like everything else that Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities does, TEAM 22 only selects the finest professionals the workforce has to offer as Mentors to the TEAM 22 Mentees.  These professionals provide one-on-one guidance to our TEAM 22 students, helping to shape their futures and give priceless insight to career choices and beyond.

The goals of TEAM 22 are based upon seven values:

  1. Mentorship
  2. Respect and manners
  3. Teamwork and leadership
  4. Community service
  5. Social awareness
  6. Culture and arts
  7. History and education

Team 22 members are high potential Dallas area youth interested in furthering their lives with positive, unique experiences. 20 students currently participate and have been chosen through an application, reference and interview process.

Click below to view photos of Team 22 experiences.

  • Visit to Washington DC and meeting with President Obama
  • Camp Champions Summer Camp
  • ESCI Friday Night Party meetings with Magic Johnson, Alfonso Ribiera and Darius Rucker
  • Other Team 22 Activities