On February 27, 2012, New Community for Children received a visit from some very special guests! Edgar Jones of the Baltimore Ravens, Josh Portis of the Seattle Seahawks and Vic Jagger of the Russ Parr Morning Show came to NCFC to read with students, as well as discuss the importance of a great education and making good choices.
Our boys were especially excited because they have formed their own football team, the New Community Razorbacks. They asked a lot of questions, and found out what it takes to be a great football player. The professionals shared their experiences trying to make it to the NFL, and encouraged our boys to complete their education before jumping into football so that they could be successful outside of football.
Vic Jagger imparted the importance of believing in yourself to our students by sharing her story. She encouraged our kids to always pursue their passions and never give up on their goals, even when people tell you that you won't succeed. She told them that they could do anything that they put their mind to.
One of the best lessons that our kids learned that day came from Edgar Jones. He shared a great piece of advice that he received from his mentor. He told the kids that "being great is a lonely place." He encouraged them to always do the right thing, even when the people around them choose not to.
New Community for Children would like to thank Vann D. Ashe of Ashe Entertainment Group for making this wonderful event possible. It was a day our students won't soon forget!
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