Community Service

Community service is part of the program’s holistic approach to developing the next generation of leaders in sport business. In 2009, the DeVos Program was named the nation’s number one MBA program for service and leadership.Working in teams, students spend 20 hours their first semester, 42 hours their second semester and 10 hours over the summer on a designated program, which allows them to experience the powerful positive impact of volunteering and its benefits to individuals, organizations and the community at large. First-year students will volunteer at organizations including:

  • YMCA Teen Achievers Program & Scholar Baller
  • Orlando Magic Recreation Squad – After School Program
  • New Hope for Kids
  • Frontline Outreach
  • Orlando City Youth Soccer

Second-year students will volunteer one weekend at a camp for kids who are terminally ill, or dealing with a life altering disease. The purpose of the camp is to allow these families to come together and focus on enjoying life without worry. DeVos students have consistently earned accolades from the camps as volunteers. Camps include:

  • Camp Boggy Creek
  • Deliver the Dream

Hope for Stanley


The Hope for Stanley Alliance provides one of the most notable community service opportunities for students in the DeVos Program. The Hope for Stanley Alliance was founded by Dr. Lapchick, and a group of DeVos students in 2007. Its mission is to create opportunities for people in sports across the United States to help rebuild and revive areas affected by natural disaster. More specifically, Hope for Stanley focuses on rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Each year, students have the opportunity to make up to four trips to New Orleans during the summer, winter and spring.