Forever Family 9-9-10

Myron Rolle, Tennessee Titans Safety: We just thought about something that will inspire the foster youth of Florida.
Anna: We the help of Florida Department of Children and Families, the Myron Rolle Leadership academy provides an opportunity for Foster Youth to change their lives for the better.
Paxton, 13 years old: We are learning to be a leader.
Malchi, 13 years old: Get people's respect.
Paxton: How to really be yourself.
Dominique, 16 years old: And to work as a team.
Myron Rolle: Ultimately these kids, these particular population, has potential for greatness. And if we help them realize that, than they going to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Sec. George Sheldon, Dept. of Children and Families: A lot of these kids throughout their lives have been told they cannot do things they cannot be.
Paxton : When you are in foster care you don't really have a lot of hope. It makes me feel good to see how people want to help people like us. Because most people just make fun of you, like in school or something.
Sec. George Sheldon : What I think a camp like this does is get them to believe in themselves to dream again, believe they can fly.
Malchi : We played flag football
We played kickball
Malchi :Doing this obstacles course
Anna: And getting inspired by role models, among them, three time Olympic team gold medalist Dominique Dawes.
Dominique Dawes, Olympian: There are a lot of young people that do not have those positives role models in the home but I want to give them a bit of encouragement to know that there are caring and loving and compassionate adults out there that want to help them want to see them reach their full potential.
Sec. George Sheldon: I remember young a man saying I don't want to be here this is boring. Third day last year's camp he climbed to the top of the rock wall. And I remember the last evening he said to everybody. "You know when I got here I was a loser and what I learned at this academy is how to be a winner."


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