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"The will to prepare to win is what makes you a winner, whether it's on the football field or in education."
~ Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner of the National Football League

"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."
~ Tom Landry

"Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing."
~ Vincent Lombardi

Welcome to the official homepage of Winners Don't Quit: Stay in the Game, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Education and the National Football League. Through this partnership, NFL players are building relationships with high schools and carrying an important message to young people: It can be just as hard to fight your way through high school as it is to fight your way down a football field, but the only way to win is to keep your eyes on the goal line and stay in the game.

In order to reach their goal, young people need to have both a strong defense - staying away from negative influences and unhealthy decisions, and a strong offense - actively studying for their classes and seeking out help and career guidance. Leaving school before graduation is like leaving the field before the final down - and no one ever won by making that decision.


Career Voyages - http://www.careervoyages.gov

USA Football- http://www.usafootball.com

Play it Smart- http://playitsmart.footballfoundation.com

America's Career Resource Network- http://www.acrnetwork.org

NFL High School Football- http://www.nflhs.com

Financial Student Aid- http://studentaid.ed.gov

Center for State Scholars- http://wiche.edu/statescholars/


Please email HighSchools@ed.gov with your questions or comments regarding the Department's High School Initiative

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Last Modified: 10/16/2007