Three IMPACT Wrestling superstars intermingled with members of the Sam Houston High School football team on July 8-9, though the student-athletes were unaware of the true identity of the muscle-packed stars.
It was a two-day workshop The SCORE Program, a Texas-based group that nationally is Shaping Careers with Officer and Relating Experiences. The SCORE Program incorporates college and career readiness and solution-oriented activities that specifically focus on two of the three priority areas for the NFL Inspire Change initiative: 1) Education and Economic Advancement and, 2) Police and Community Relations, and 3) Criminal Justice Reform.
IMPACT Wrestling, the NFL Dallas Alumni Association, HELP Consulting, Inc. and The SCORE Program teamed up after Slammiversary for the event at Sam Houston High School.
On Sunday, July 7, at Slammiversary XVII, IMPACT Wrestling welcomed past SCORE Program participants and officers from the Dallas Police Department, all of whom participated in a similar two-day workshop June 13-14.
Higher Education & Learning Professional Consulting, Inc. (HELP), a federally recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, teamed up with 32 former NFL players to provide The SCORE Program to high school varsity football teams in communities selected by the player partners to assist student athletes to reach their full academic potential, address social justice issues and build trust with local law enforcement agencies. SCORE was designed by HELP specifically to address the need for intentional programming in support of the NFL Foundation Social Justice Grant Matching Program and the NFL Inspire Change Initiative.
“The NFL and its Inspire Change Initiative was searching for a program that could be modeled and provide data towards best practices and we feel that the SCORE Program addresses this need,” said HELP Consulting, Inc. president and SCORE founder Dr. Edward L. Tarlton. “We shared our mission, vision and values with IMPACT Wrestling and without hesitation, this organization came on board in such a strong and impactful way and we are proud to cultivate this relationship with such a well-respected global brand.”
As the two-day workshop was ending on day two, the wrestlers were identified – and returned to the students in their wrestling garb, which naturally brought cheers and smiles. The Arlington Police officers also returned to the student – in uniform, much to the students’ surprise.
To learn more about The SCORE Program, visit www.thescoreprogram.com.
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