SOURCE: United Way
NFL Players Hope to Help Cut the High School Dropout Rate in Half by 2018: The United Way TEAM NFL Youth Empowerment Summit to Recruit One Million Volunteers to Improve the Academic Success of Students
Leading the way is ambassador Nnamdi Asomugha (pronounced NAHM-dee AH-səm-wah) who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. On June 20th, professional athletes and students from around the country participated in a youth empowerment summit to discuss education in America and determine how individuals can help decrease the high school dropout rate. The next day, TEAM NFL members and students from their home cities took to Capitol Hill to speak with the members of congress about education issues.
Available content includes soundbites from Stacey D. Stewart, Executive VP of Community Impact Leadership and Learning, United Way Worldwide, and Nnamdi Asomugha.