If you know football, you have likely heard the name Nnamdi Asomugha. He is one of the best cornerbacks in the National Football League (NFL), currently playing with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, for Nnamdi, football is only one part of the picture. When not playing football, Nnamdi spends much of his time helping others! Nnamdi is the chairman of the Asomugha Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to empowering those in need through the benefits of education.
The Asomugha Foundation focuses its efforts in two main areas: their Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN) program and their Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) program. Through both of these programs, Nnamdi and his foundation hope to, through educational opportunities, give those in need the chance at a better life and the chance to realize their dreams, just as he was able to do!
This video tells all about Nnamdi and his inspirational work.
- Here is an article that tells about Nnamdi and his amazing efforts to help others.
- Here is an interview in which Nnamdi talks about his great experience of working with ACTS.
Topics for Discussion:
- Why do you think Nnamdi wants to go above and beyond his football success to help others?
- Why does the Asomugha Foundation base its work on educational opportunities?
- Visit the Asomugha Foundation website to learn more about this great organization and how you can help support it!
- Look for ways you can help with educational opportunities in your own community (tutoring, school supply drives, etc.)!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.