Learn. Play. Win Together

An Evidence-Based Behavioral Change Program

Created by an NBA Legend + Educator

ExcelU was founded by former NBA player Willie Burton. Willie is a current NBA record holder who played for the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, and Charlotte Hornets. Currently, Wilie is on the Board of Directors at the Michigan Physical Fitness Foundation and in 2020 was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

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Designed to equip adults with evidence-based tools and resources to help elementary, middle, and high school students maneuver the complexities of student life, aide in positive decision-making, and achieve their goals.

Academic Success + Health/Wellness

An evidence-based school and community curriculum that unifies academic success and health-wellness for students

Ensure Success

Equip students and student athletes with the necessary tools to maneuver the complexities of student life leading into adulthood