As many celebrate the nation’s Indpendence and all the great things about this country, we wanted to share with you a brief & positive interview that Jay did last week when he visited the Drew League. He met up with Rock Johnson, coach of the I-Can All Stars. I-Can All Stars is part of the Amer-I-Can organization.
Through Amer-I-Can, Rock has helped get numerous kids into college. Several notable players who’ve been apart of their program were Derrick Williams, Jordan Hamilton, Paul George, Hassan Adams. This year alone, there were 7 young men who were a part of their program and graduated this year from Division 1 schools.
Amer-I-Can was was founded in 1988 by NFL Hall of Fame recipient, Jim Brown. The program goal is to help enable individuals to meet their academic potential, to conform their behavior to acceptable society standards, and to improve the quality of their lives by equipping them with the critical life management skills to confidently and successfully contribute to society. I-Can Youth and Academic Foundation is a local non-profit organization dedicated to serving our youth through sports, mentoring, tutoring and life skills. The staff is comprised of community volunteers including parents, members of law enforcement, aero space, clergy, firemen, military personnel, entertainers and athletes.