Euclid Panthers Football hosts inspirational symposium
The Euclid High School Panthers football program recently hosted the first inaugural Success Looks Like Me symposium to let players network with professionals from similar backgrounds.
Football Coach Jeff Rotsky invited successful African-American men and women from around Cleveland and the country to speak with children and share their stories.
“Fifty very successful people from past players of mine to very dear friends welcomed the opportunity to inspire our kids,” Coach Rotsky said. “We had doctors, lawyers, business people, educators, professional athletes, and many others who spoke to the hearts of our kids. They told them the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.”
Students rotated and spoke with people with similar career and life interests.
Former NFL player and pro-scout Steve Cargile talked to WEWS-TV 5 about his participation in the event.
“I definitely see myself in some of these kids just trying to figure out life,” he said. “We live in a tough world. I think it’s up to people like us to come to continue to change that will change the narrative and outcomes.”
Euclid Schools would like to thank Coach Rotsky for organizing the event and to the professionals who shared their time to inspire our students.
Kurt Moore is the public relations and marketing coordinator for Euclid City Schools.