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“My mother’s persistence about the importance of getting a good education as well as some teachers and counselors realizing how good I was at math led me to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,” and that foundation still drives him today.
“I don’t know how I could become the successful athlete that I am today without going to college. This is actually why organizations like Say Yes are so important. Because not everyone has the option of an athletic scholarship, but everyone deserves to see their dreams come true and a good education is all part of this.”
Before becoming a trainer for some of the NBA’s basketball elite, Greensboro’s own Kevin Graves (better known as KG) also had his own famous basketball career, and instead of taking this all the way to the top decided to use his knowledge and talent to help other players chase their dreams.
“Although I loved being an athlete growing up, my whole goal in high school was to get a scholarship at a prestigious college so that I could get a good education outside of athletics.”
“While I loved playing basketball, I also kept something that my dad always said in the back of my head ‘sports is 60 percent mental and 40 percent talent,’ so I knew that I also wanted to get the best education possible.”
Bam Adebayo, the talented Center/Power Forward for the Miami recently competed in the NBA finals, but not so long ago was competing on courts in Guilford County. He credits his strong education for a big part of his success.
High Point will always hold a place in Alice Moore’s heart. The Say Yes Guilford Board Chair made her career working for the city, and she’s making her retirement about helping its children. “I saw the struggles that many of the children in High Point have, struggles...
If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a community to grow a garden for them to work and learn.
“It takes a village is more than a saying for me. This is how I choose to live my life.”