Wednesday, April 20, 2011

NBA superstar Kevin Garnett promotes mentoring

The Mash (Chicago, IL) April 19, 2011

"Before facing down Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls at the United Center recently, Boston Celtics superstar Kevin Garnett made a stop at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chicago on April 6 to promote Wheaties FUEL’s 'FUEL a Future' campaign to empower parents and adults to mentor teenagers in their community.
The program encourages adults to pledge playing one game of basketball with a teen in their community in order to mentor them and help empower them through fun, athletic activity. Wheaties FUEL has promised to donate $1 per pledge to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, on top of a $50,000 donation. Garnett said this type of mentoring is especially necessary in today’s strange, Internet-infused world.
'Kids have no direction these days,' he said. 'With all these modern social networks, hands-on mentoring has become a ghost. We adults with influence in the community should go out and exert that influence on these kids. Not text them, not tweet them, but go out and interact with them.'" Read More

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