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The game of football teaches lessons that are as applicable on the playing field as they are in the classroom, workplace, and in our relationships with those around us. In Heart of a Student Athlete, Karl Mecklenburg--former all-pro captain of the Denver Broncos--offers young athletes and their families inspirational advice about how to dream, achieve, and overcome obstacles on their way to success. Mecklenburg's candid, anecdotal counsel will motivate student athletes to aim high, work hard, and avoid the numerous challenges that they may face--including pressure to perform in the game, emphasis on sport over study, and the temptation of illegal drugs
Legends 4:20™… Making a difference is the goal. County and state statistics indicate the daily choices we make determine our futures. Our society addresses the end results of poor choices through issues and we attempt to fix from the top down, putting short sighted measures and more money put into the system is a temporary fix, but not a solution. Unemployment, food stamps, child support and health care coverage statistics continue to increase, only to add to our deficit.
At 4:20p each day, teen pregnancy increases, gangs unite, computer pedophiles are on the prowl, children tend to become lethargic and need to exercise. Unsupervised is the case at times, because both parents work or there may only be a single parent, drugs use issues and alcohol consumption becomes a temptation. At this critical time of day, good choices and being aware of choices made, affects students and their communities for a lifetime. 24 million fatherless children in the US, drug infested homes, babies having babies, gang increase with weapons and violence migrate to our neighborhoods. Can you believe, accordingly to the NFL, the current generation is projected to be the first not to live longer than its parents! Our children are our greatest resources. These daily choices can be a direct link to gangs, obesity, teen pregnancies, robberies, pedophiles, burglaries, illegal weapons, pornography, sexual offenses, bullying, drugs and alcohol use by our youth, often times leading to incarceration.Keep Reading