As part of a partnership between the New Orleans Saints and the United States Army, the club's youth programs department and military personnel have kicked off a unique initiative to reach out to local youth.
The two organizations have collaborated to give Life Skills speeches at local schools. The event kicked off on Friday, March 11 at Bonnabel High School in Kenner, then went to Brother Martin on Monday. Later in the month they will visit the Belle Chasse School.
The events focus on speaking to high school students about the important decisions that they have to make regarding careers. The Saints representatives and Army representatives present to the students the career opportunities available in the sports and military fields and how to help students realize their goals.
"This program is a great way to reach out to high school students in a twofold manner," said Saints director of youth programs Jason Trosclair. "Members of our organization and the Army discuss with these students the great career opportunities out there. At the same time, they have to make smart decisions in the classroom, in sports and school activities, as well as personally to take advantage of the opportunities."