AthLife was formed in 2004 to service the education, career development, and life skills needs of athletes. AthLifes approach is to guide the individual through a process that builds skills and confidence, thus enabling them to assume control over their ongoing career development. AthLife has successfully helped countless athletes who have gone back to school or wanted to make a healthy career transition. Currently, AthLife contracts with the NFL Players Association, NBA Retired Players Association, and the Major League Soccers Players Union to assist their constituency. On the collegiate level, AthLife has worked with student-athletes at more than 40 college and university athletic departments, primarily at BCS caliber schools, from every major conference in the areas of education and life skill development.