Our Mission:

To provide the highest quality mentoring environment for student athletes with the goal of creating well rounded citizens who take their education and play to higher levels.

PeppNation was founded by Brandon Culpepper in 2010.  The organization is on a mission to accomplish our creating well rounded citizens goal by recruiting qualified staff members (college students), mentoring/coaching youth athletes (3rd – 12th grade), hosting events and fundraisers and exposing youth to the possibilities of higher education.  To learn more about Brandon Culpepper and his dedication to student athletes, visit the about tab (Brandon Culpepper) and watch his advisory to student athletes below video below (Summer 2010).

PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps

2016 Outcomes

  • More than $2 Million in scholarships earned.
  • More than 2,000 youth served in Milwaukee, WI since 2012.
  • Partnership with Amani Community, Dominican Center, COA Youth and Family Centers and Milwaukee County Parks (Moody Park).
  • 50 high school seniors mentored for college entrance.
  • Introduction PeppNation Workforce Development STEAM programming: ‘The Global Water Tour’ (Exposed 30 participants 2016).
  • Introduction PeppNation Workforce Development: ‘Trainers Lawn Services’ (Employed 15 youth workers).
  • Recruiting partnerships with Marquette, UWM, Cardinal Stritch, Alverno and CRU.
  • Employed more than 150 college students since summer 2012.
  •  100% of youth surveyed plan to attend future PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps.
  • 100% of youth surveyed view Youth Development Mentors as someone to look up to.
  • 100% of participants acknowledge this was their first experience learning about STEAM with a water focus.
  • 50% of Youth Development Mentors were returning staff members from summer 2015.

2015 Outcomes

  • More than $1.7 Million in scholarships earned
  • More than 1,500 youth served in Milwaukee, WI since summer 2012
  • 50 high school seniors mentored for college entrance.
  • 100% of youth surveyed view Youth Development Mentors as someone to look up to.
  • 99% of students surveyed plan to attend future PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps events.
  • 100% of Youth Development Mentors plan to work for PeppNation Sport Leadership Camps and future programming.
  • Employed 10 ‘Earn and Learn’ teen staff members and more 30 local college students.
  • 15 sites served in S.E. Wisconsin

2014 Outcomes

  • More than $1.3 Million in scholarships earned.
  • More than 1000 youth served between Milwaukee, New York City, and Atlanta.
  • 36 high school seniors mentored for college entrance.
  • 100% of our youth surveyed view Youth Development Mentors as someone to look up to.
  • 100% of Youth Development Mentors plan to return.
  • 97% of students surveyed expect to go to college.
  • 100% of youth surveyed plan to attend future PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps.
  • 95% of participants report they know a lot more about rugby now than when they first started.
  • 14 sites served in the Milwaukee DMA.

2013 Outcomes

  • More than $750,000 in scholarships earned.
  • More than 500 youth served between Milwaukee, New York City, and Atlanta.
  • 26 high school seniors mentors to go to college.
  • 100% of our youth surveyed view Youth Development Mentors as someone to look up to.
  • 100% of Youth Development Mentors plan to return.
  • 98% of students surveyed expect to go to college.
  • 97% of youth surveyed plan to attend future PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps.
  • 95% of participants report they know a lot more about rugby now than when they first started.

2012 Outcomes

  • More than $400,000 in scholarships earned.
  • More than 350 youth served between Milwaukee, New York City and Atlanta.
  • 95% of participants report they know a lot more about rugby than when they first started.
  • 97% of youth surveyed plan to attend future PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps.
  • 100% of youth surveyed view Youth Development Mentors as someone to look up to.
  • 100% of Youth Development Mentors plan to return.
  • 98% of students surveyed expect to go to college.
  • 11 high school senior mentors were expected to go to college.