Harvest time

The Legacy League is going well.  Our Leaders are showing strong progress in the classroom and on the field.
We are in week 6 of the Legacy League and I’m using my coaching skills on the field as well as to be a mentor and father figure.  L.E.A.D. is more than baseball so we have to be involved with Leaders in everything.  Our families count on our coaches to do more than teach their sons how to field fly balls.
One of my 9th grade Leaders from the Legacy League is failing two classes.  He has outstanding parents that really care about him so today I stepped in to address the problem.  He is a quiet young man with lots of ability and wants to attend the University of GA as an attorney.  This is his freshman year and he is learning a lot about himself and where he fits in life.  At his school, it is cool to fail classes and not cool to be a Leader.
After my long conversation with the young man, he said “I will do better coach!”  I asked him what makes you want to do better now.  His response was that he didn’t want to disappoint L.E.A.D. and his city!  He now knows that he is more than a student/athlete after our talk.  He is an asset to this city.
Even though failing two classes isn’t anything to be excited about, I truly feel that through L.E.A.D, I helped change a young man’s life forever.  This country will reap the benefits of his success.
On another note, five Leaders have been invited to attend official visits to college programs.  Desmond Stegall (senior, B.E. Mays High School), Cedric Daniel (senior, Westlake High School) and Jarmani Conway (senior, Westlake High School) will travel to Jackson State University in two weeks to begin the recruiting process.  Kerry Webb (senior, MLK High School) and Kendrell Dabney (senior, SW Dekalb High School) will travel to Tuskegee University to begin their recruiting process in two weeks as well.
Planting seeds and maintaining them isn’t easy but it is well worth it at harvest time.  L.E.A.D. has watched 100% of our Ambassadors walk across the graduation stage and into college.
Thank you for watering the seeds of L.E.A.D. by continuing to support our organization.  We won’t let you down.