According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, the city of Detroit has the highest crime rate of any major city in the country. There is no better timing than now for Michigan and coach Jim Harbaugh to announce their “Youth Impact Program” geared towards at-risk boys in the city.
The boys will learn life skills, football, Language Arts and STEM (science,technology,engineering,mathematics) curriculum from Harbaugh, Michigan coaches and sophomore players. Harbaugh said in a statement, “This will teach the players leadership skills as mentors, coaches and teachers.” Via M Live
Former football player Riki Ellison started the program nine years ago at Stanford, North West and West Point.
Ellison will assist the program which will include 100 boys from July 6-18.
There’s an old saying “It takes a village to raise a child”, this type of program is bringing this to the forefront.
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