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Life Skills, Sports Drills
Friday, December 16, 2011 | Tony A. Stewart

Horner Junior High School’s gymnasium was filled with the sounds of approximately 100 energetic young people, taking part in a “Life Skills and Sports Drills” Mini-camp, on the afternoon of November 18.

The event was created by Beyond the Locker, a non-profit organization headed by Tony Stewart, a former football player with the Oakland Raiders.

During the past two months, Stewart had met with the students of Paul Barry’s Leadership class at Robertson High School to help instill self-confidence and leadership skills needed in propartation for the mini-camp. The culmination of their combined efforts was “Life Skills and Sports Drills” mini-camp, where the Robertson students coordinated and teamed with assigned groups of Horner Junior High School Participants in a series of activites.

Horner Principal, Steven Musto explained that the student participants were chosen from each grade level by the P.E. Department or teacher a recommendation.

In addition to the exercises, interaction and overall fun, a message was being imparted – that setting goals, spreading empowerment and self-confidence, while giving back to the community. As for the students, judging by their exuberant reactions, it was evident that this after school opportunity was a great success!

Salvador Herrera, Jr., Principal of Robertson High School, said that the hope is to expand the program so that Robertson students can work with other junior high schools in Fremont.

Summing up his motivation and reason for involvement, Stewart responded, “A lot of people poured into my life. I want to do the same thing. That’s why I am here today, to pass it on to the youth of tomorrow. That’s my satisfaction.”

Tony Stewart Joins Washington High School Athletes
Thursday, December 15, 2011 | Tony A. Stewart

Former Oakland Raider Tony Stewart will join Washington High athletes to teach sports skills to elementary students during the “I Got Skills” Micro Camp at Lafayette Elementary.

The visiting high school students are part of the A.I.M.S (Athletes in Math Succeed) program to build self-confidence with real world projects in the community. The camp is sponsored by Beyond the Locker, a nonprofit organization founded by Stewart, a former NFL tight end.

When: Thursday, December 15 / 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Lafayette ES / 4545 Anza St.