P.A.W. Journey is a leadership initiative that holistically develops Clemson Football scholar-athletes through personal growth, life skills, and professional development. P.A.W., an acronym for “Passionate About Winning,” encourages football student leaders to maintain a continually competitive posture towards all aspects of the journey of life. This journey prepares each young man to apply their leadership, while also challenging them to seek new victories in their careers, communities, and households.
P.A.W. Journey consists of pillars, each specializing in areas of development:
Intentionally identifies and fosters each individual’s sense of purpose and the man they aspire to become. Emphasizes personal growth though overcoming adversity, utilizing influence, and continual, transformative matriculation and maturity.
Character . Confidence . Conviction
Equips young men with the transferable tools necessary for financial wellness, practical professionalism, and network expansion. Sustainable service promotes the understanding and appreciation of people, serving others in both domestic and global impacts.
Educate . Empower . Engage
Instills entrepreneurial spirit and executive skills, while strategically planning professional development, influential marketplace exposure, and purposeful employment opportunities. Provides a platform for continual connection to Clemson.
Principle . Preparation . Passion