What is ATOLeads?
ATOLeads is our video and blog series that highlights the lives impacted by our organization. If you or someone you know has been positively affected by ATO or by its members, email us about it. In the subject line, please include "ATOLeads" and something about your story for consideration.
Video Features
  • Tau Competes In American Ninja Warrior - Georgia Tech
    Spencer Wyckoff, Georgia Tech '06, got a chance to do something incredible — compete on American Ninja Warrior. 

    Wyckoff landed an audition on the show at the Atlanta Qualifier which aired on June 9th. You can watch that full episode here. But the 28-year old did not compete for himself — he did it for his sister. 

    Wyckoff's sister, Carden, suffers from facioscapulohumeral muscular... Read More

  • This Was "Impossible" - Purdue
    Don't tell Dalton Lemert, Alex Radelich and the guys at ARK Project Now that something is impossible. 

    Lemert, Purdue '13, and Radelich co-founded ARK Project Now in 2012. If you haven't heard of them by now, then check out their YouTube channel. The two started the non-profit organization with a simple mission — spread an epidemic of kindness. Over the last four years... Read More

  • Tau Delivers Inspiring Commencement Speech - New Mexico
    Kyle Stepp, New Mexico '12, has a remarkable story of perseverance and faith. Stepp has gone through about as much as anyone his age can. He has found family in ATO after spending most of his life without his mother and father. He has even battled and beaten Stage IV cancer.

    This spring, Kyle graduated from the University of New Mexico. UNM President Robert G. Frank asked... Read More

Blog Features
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    From Cancer Survivor to Cancer Researcher

    By Cade Johnson, Lamar '15

    When I was eleven, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. I battled for several years before my chemotherapy regimen ended, and I still go back once a year for checkups.

    After I finished chemotherapy, I didn’t want to see the inside of a hospital again unless I absolutely had to. I hated cancer for the things it... Read More

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    More Than Martial Arts

    By Andrew Cain, North Texas '15

    I volunteer as the coordinator for a national competitive demonstration team where I see tremendous growth in confidence and skill level of each individual on the team. I dedicate time during the week during which I choreograph routines, cut music, and schedule performances for the team all in preparation for their national competition. Each Sunday I open the school to them where we practice... Read More

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    Building Leaders

    By Alex Pena-Garcia, Auburn '13

    I’ve had incredible opportunities to be involved with many organizations throughout my time at Auburn University, but there are two that have specifically impacted me the most — serving as president of the Freshman Leadership Program and volunteering in the Cancer Center at the East Alabama Medical Center. 

    FLP is an organization comprised of an executive staff and nine groups. Each group has... Read More