Power of Sports | Fields & Futures - Jeremie's Story

From 100 Days of Suspensions to the Honor Roll

After his grandma died, Jeremie Allen’s world split apart.

Without an outlet for his anger, he became a troubled kid. He quickly racked up so many suspensions that he spent more than 100 days out of school.

Jeremie's back was against the wall

With his back against a wall, a middle school football coach pulled Jeremie aside and put the suspensions into real-world terms. He told Jeremie that after high school, suspensions turn into prison sentences.

Suspensions don’t exist for adults. Five days is five years in prison.

That advice convinced Jeremie to funnel his aggression onto the gridiron. Thankfully, Fields & Futures rebuilt his school’s football field just as Jeremie began to see sports as a way out.

What was once a patch of dirt, rocks, and broken glass became a grass-covered playing field. Instead of a place to avoid, Fields & Futures turned it into a safe haven for at-risk students to escape their circumstances.

Jeremie From 100 days of suspension to the honor roll

There, and on the many other playing fields rehabilitated and maintained by Fields & Futures, young men and women are able to learn invaluable life lessons and receive the guidance, mentorship, and positive influences missing from their own stories.

 

To learn more and find out how you can help, please visit FieldsandFutures.org or email info@fieldsandfutures.org.

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