Jerome came to us summer before last with a heavy heart and zero self-confidence. After his first Summer Camp with The Playmakers, Jerome has found friends and supporters – a new family of sorts.
Most importantly, Jerome is building his self esteem.
Through one-on-one coaching, Jerome has responded positively and now has a future to look forward to. He is building life-long connections with The Playmakers family, and he will always have a place in our hearts.
Jerome was recently awarded the Molina Volunteer Star award for giving back to The Playmakers.
The majority of our Lil’ Pups (young Playmakers) come to us from difficult circumstances. The Playmakers goal is to help these student learn what it is like to belong to a team – friends he has made and coaches that model positive character traits. Jerome has embraced The Playmakers Creed and learned what it means to be a person of character who thinks of others before themselves. These skills have helped him overcome challenging life changes that were thrown his way.
Our goal is to help every child in this way — we all have challenges, some deeply hidden. It is crucial to reach these kids while they are young – so they are more prepared for life challenges and know what it means to do the right thing when no one is watching.
Coach Roz and his team use a character development curriculum to coach and empowering disadvantaged kids to make their path in life and not just follow others. Football is not a major component of our program as it used to be, but the values and character that embody Coach Roz’s principles from his football days is the core of our program. Coach Roz’s latest book: Coaching Character and Leadership. Playbook for Parents is now available on Amazon.