FAMU football visits Lakeland Elementary-Middle School

From Florida A&M Sports Information:

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The Florida A&M University football team continued its tour of community service events during road contests and the latest venture took members of the team to Lakeland Elementary-Middle School, an inter-city school located near downtown Baltimore, on Friday afternoon.

“We enjoy these opportunities as we want our student-athletes to continue to give back,” Florida A&M head coach Willie Simmons said. “We’ve been fortunate to visit a few places this year and be able to see some of the impact it has made in their lives. Obviously, we are here for a football game, and that is first and foremost on our minds. But the opportunity to give back and continue to give back and serve, is something these student-athletes will never forget.”

Florida A&M participated in community service events in Norfolk, Va. at the VA Medical Center and in Columbia, S.C., where the team was honored at the Capital State House.

On Friday, members of the Rattler football team had the honor of learning about the Media Rhythm Institute at Lakeland Elementary School and Steam Center. 

The Media Rhythm Institute is a collective of youth programs focused on using media and music industry skills to promote STEM fields, enhance academic achievement and develop future entrepreneurs. In addition, it believes in meeting youth where they are and using their current interests to engage them in life skills that will improve their chances of success. The institute provides the equipment and space to learn and develop their crafts.

Some of the programs offered at the Media Rhythm Institute areiRead iRhyme (hip hop), iSpin (djing), Channel Me Media (journalism) and Bmore Than Dance (Bmore Club/dance) and featured student composed motivational content.

Members of the Channel Me Media group wrapped up the tour with interviews with Simmons, along with student-athletes Kamari Young, Markquese Bell and Andrew Hines were interviewed by the Media Center. That interview will be edited and played back later this year during the after school program.

Florida A&M, winners of the last six games and ranked No. 20 for the first time since 2009, returns to action on Saturday against Morgan State. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from Hughes Stadium and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.

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