New York Jets football player, Braylon Edwards, knows the importance of giving back to the community. In 2008, Braylon promised 100 high school students in Cleveland that he would pay for them to go to the colleges of their choice if they promised to perform 15 hours of community service as well as maintain at least a 2.5 GPA while in school. Well, the 100 students kept their end of the deal and now Braylon, being a man of his word, is keeping his end and sending all of the students to college.
He took to Twitter to talk about his actions, tweeting, “As the 2nd most hated man in Clev & a man of my word, today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago. The last of my Advance 100 students will graduate from my program and head off to college on scholarships that I will provide them with. Guys, enjoy and embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way.”
That’s amazing and so inspirational. As a former student at the University of Michigan, Braylon knows the importance of receiving a good college education and it’s great that he is using his money to help our youth better themselves. Go Braylon!
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