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Brevard Youth attend Myron Rolle Wellness and Leadership Academy

team_atlantic_2012-sm-resizedThe Myron L. Rolle Foundation, in close association with the Department of Children and Families, provides an opportunity for 100 young adults from Florida’s out-of-home care system to participate in wellness and leadership activities. Created and hosted by former FSU football standout and current Pittsburgh Steeler, Myron Rolle, along with nationally recognized athletes the camp helps young adults build self-esteem and confidence to succeed in life. This year, six children from Brevard attended the Academy.

 

Myron Rolle Wellness and Leadership Academy Goals:
•Increase knowledge and ability to make healthy life choices
•Perform well in school
•Maintain physical wellness
•Identify positive role models

Wellness and Leadership Academy Activities:
•Exercise and Fitness Program
•Leadership Group Activities
•Sports/League Competition
•Motivational Speakers
•Inspirational Movies

One of the young people who attended, Abreeyanah, had this to say about her experience:

“I learned that being yourself just makes you a leader. Following your peers footsteps will take you down the wrong path. Just follow your dreams no matter what. Make sure you take steps forward and not back. Be brave and take chances… the rights and not wrongs. Just know if you follow your dreams, you’re gonna make it. Trust that. I really liked the camp, I think I’ll come back year year! It was really fun!”