Georgia Tech Student Athletes Reach Out To Atlanta Youth

July 17, 2009

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ATLANTA – Members of the Georgia Tech football and men’s and women’s basketball teams gave back to the community Friday afternoon by spending time with local children at the KIPP Strive Academy in Atlanta.

`This freshman class is a very impressive group,” said Leah Thomas, Director of Georgia Tech’s Total Person Support Services. “Even though we required them to be here, they really stepped up to the challenge and took initiative to be highly involved in the program.”

Over 30 incoming freshmen, along with 10 upperclassmen, participated in recess activities with more than 95 students at Atlanta Public School’s Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP).

The group spent about two hours teaching the local youth exercise techniques, before engaging in football, basketball and kickball drills.

“It’s really a big thing to give back to the community,” football freshman Stephen Hill said. “The kids want to be just like you when they grow up, no matter what sport you are playing.”

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