Blazers Chaperone Youth for a Day

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

The Boys and Girls Club of South Georgia, Heart2Heart, New Horizons shelter and His Hand Ministry chose 75 underprivileged kids to tailgate and watch the football game.

Each child was paired with a VSU Student or " Blazer Buddy" to chaperone them for the day.

Kids and students say it was rewarding to spend time together.

"I learned that when you come out, you can just have fun with your blazer buddy, your family, your friends," said Decamron Brown, 11, who attends JL Newbern. "And you can come out without spending a whole bunch of money."

"Not only I can be a role model to young women but also showing her that as you get older that going to college is an important thing," said Yasmin Harrell, a Blazer Buddy and sophomore at VSU. "Education is key to success. And that it's not always about the destination, it's about the journey."

After the game, the kids walked onto the field to get VSU football players' signatures.

This is the Blazer Buddy program's seventh annual event.

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  • by Ethan Location: Valdosta, GA on Nov 6, 2010 at 03:35 PM
    I belong to the Boys & Girls Club Lake Laurie and want everyone to know that I had a great time with my Blazer Buddy and with the Cheerleaders and Football Players after the game. Thank you very much for this great experience.. It was awesome!
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