It was encouraging to see a leaflet at Kroger's on Buffalo Speedway in Houston, Texas. It announced the football pro-camp for boys and girls from ages seven to 14.
The camp is called the Arian Foster Football Procamp, and it will be held May 5-6 at Pearland High School.
Early counsel was wrong in Foster's situation. Some did not think he was good enough to be a running back. Now, he makes big bucks doing a job that naysayers doubted he could do.
No doubt his camp will give wise counsel to the young participants. Foster knows what it means to overcome obstacles, and perhaps he can give good counsel to young people to jump over those hurdles and reach for success in whatever they may attempt to do.
I grabbed the leaflet and started thinking about an article to say thanks to Foster for taking an interest in young people. As an educator, I realize the need for others like Foster to take time out and mentor young girls and boys.
I support his program, and let's hope it continues throughout Foster's NFL career.
It would be encouraging to see more of the NFL players spend quality time with young boys and girls who love the NFL and other sports. All stakeholders need to play an effective role in the lives of young people. The stakeholders include the schools, churches, community centers and other individuals who are willing to volunteer in community projects and programs.
Thanks, Mr. Arian Foster for sponsoring a camp for the next generation.