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Grassroots Nation!!!!

Allow me to introduce you to the Youth Impact Program.  This is truly an amazing opportunity being offered by former NFL Player Riki Ellison.  YIP partners with colleges and universities across the country to provide opportunities for inner city youth to have an amazing educational mentoring opportunity, combined with football as a hook to get them involved and engaged.  The goal is to CHANGE LIVES!!!

Check out the link below to get the basic information about the program, but this is awesome for us.  In essence we have the opportunity to provide 130 underprivileged 7th and 8th graders in the DC/Baltimore Metro region an awesome opportunity to change their lives.  The YIP and the University of Maryland have joined forces in this outstanding endeavor and are giving Grassroots the exclusive opportunity to market and promote it.  We consider this a true blessing and don't take it lightly.

The Youth Impact Program is looking for 130 who can benefit from this.  

  • Robyn Jones has taken point on this initiative and we are excited to have her leading the program this year.  She has years of experience in education and a passion for Life Skills and Leadership that glows when she speaks of those qualities.  She can be reached with any questions at the following email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •  We will be taking applications from all over the DMV region (See below).
  • There is a Parent Interest Meeting on Wednesday May 17th.  Here are the details:
    • Benjamin Tasker Middle School
    • 4901 Collington Rd, Bowie, MD 20715
    • Time: 6:30pm Sharp.
  • Interviews for the Applicants will take place in Sunday May 28th at the Prince George's County Sports & Learning Center
    • Details coming soon.

We want to offer this opportunity to as many interested kids and parents as possible, then filter down to the 130 that can most benefit.  At the bottom of this email is a link to an application page.  All interested parties MUST apply.

*****NOTE*****  It will be imperative that the students be picked up at one central location at 7:30am to be transported by bus to the University of Maryland.  If the students do NOT have the ability to make to the central location each day, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.  That location will be determined and communicated soon.

The Program lasts for 2 weeks (Mon – Friday)


·         Date:  Week #1 July 10 -14
            Week #2 July 17 -21
  Location:  Gossett Team House
                 379 Field House Drive
                 College Park, MD 20742
Grades: 7th & 8th
Total Kids: 130 

·         Morning Sessions: Stem Education

·         Early Afternoon Sessions: Life Skills (Run by the US Marines)

·         Late Afternoon Sessions:  Football Skills and Drills

·         Cost:  Free of Charge

·         Perks: Under Armour Gear (laundered each night for workouts)

Note:  This program is life altering but it is NOT Easy.  It is NOT a football camp.  The football drills portion will be phenomenal, but these two weeks are designed to have a transformational effect on young people, with a special focus on At Risk youth..  Parents we will need you to be committed to this.  The Stem classes will be challenging.  The MARINES will be tough as they teach discipline the old fashioned way.  They will end every day having fun on the football field and it will ALL be worth it in the end.  But they will be coming to WORK hard and it won't always be fun.  We will have celebrity athletes showing up to inspire the kids during the camp.

Please review the website below for any additional questions or details about the program in general.

To sign up to be considered for one of the 130 spots, Please CLICK HERE to Apply. 


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