The NCAA reported that in 2017, 6.8 percent of high school football players go on to play in college. Only 1.9 percent of those athletes reach the NFL.
To offer advice to those young players still pursuing their dreams, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation invited student-athletes from seven local high schools to its annual 4th and Life High School Football Forum at FedExField in Landover, Md. The event provides students and coaches with valuable tools and life lessons about prioritizing academics, preparing for college and discovering their passion outside of the game.
Despite the vastly changing times in business and technology, Junior Achievement continues to train young people to work in the real world and expose them to an array of opportunities.
“We were founded almost a hundred years ago, teaching kids how to start businesses, how to run businesses,” said Ed Grenier, President of Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization introducing young people to opportunities and helping them forward towards a successful adulthood.
On Tuesday, Oct. 10, more than 200 high school football players and their respective coaches from DMV area high schools visited FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland to participate in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's annual 4th & Life High School Football Forum.
Together, let's inspire this generation to be better prepared for success than any generation in history. Let's prepare them to take on their destiny with passion and confidence. Let's equip them to run businesses, lead nations, make discoveries, and change our world. But most of all, let's give them hope to see what's possible.