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Darius’s Story: The Importance of a Good Coach

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Left to Right: Leigh Bodden (New England Patriots), Darius, and Josh Cribbs (Cleveland Browns)

Darius, a 17 year old student from Alexandria, Virginia is behind in school and at risk of dropping out. This is the story of an unexpected visit by Professional Football players Josh Cribbs and Leigh Bodden. More

07/26/11

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Johnny’s Story: Caring Adults Can Make All the Difference

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Left to Right: NFL Player Calais Campbell (Arizona Cardinals), Johnny a high school student in Virginia, and NFL Player George Wilson (Buffalo Bills)

Professional football players George Wilson and Calais Campbell surprised a local teenager while Visiting United Way in Alexandria, Virginia and convinced him to stay in school. More

07/25/11

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Introducing the United Way NFL Player Scouting Team

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Left to Right: Calais Campbell (Arizona Cardinals), George Wilson (Buffalo Bills), Josh Cribbs (Cleveland Browns), Nnamdi Asomugha (Free agent) and Leigh Bodden (New England Patriots).

NFL players are helping United Way recruit volunteer readers, tutors, and mentors. More

07/21/11

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United Way of Southern Cameron County Gets Grant to Help Low-Income Youth Earn College Credential

United Way of Southern Cameron County, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and MDC have teamed up to help low-income young adults earn college credentials. More

07/13/11

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Volunteers Seek to Inspire 50,000 Kids

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Volunteers work the assembly line at United Way Day of Action on the National Mall, June 21, 2011.

Volunteers filled the National Mall on United Way Day of Action (June 21, 2011) to pack 150,000 books into summer reading backpacks for 50,000 kids. More

07/13/11

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