Rodney McLeod and CF Charities Teams Up to Serve New Jersey and Philadelphia Youth
Super Bowl Champion, Rodney McLeod is sharing his passion for serving his community by partnering with CF Charities to provide Student Health Impact Project (SHIP), a multidisciplinary health and wellness initiative that supports communities facing immense health disparities, to children across Camden, New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.
Many underserved families lack access to quality health services and resources for their children for numerous reasons, which is why SHIP will serving the youth of Camden, New Jersey and Philadelphia on the following Mondays: October 1st and 15th, November 5th and 19th, December 10th and 17th and January 7th and 21st.
“We must provide our youth with the basic health and wellness necessities, in order for them to learn and be successful in life. I’m dedicated to championing that cause in the community,” stated Rodney McLeod.
The SHIP campaign’s goal is to serve 40,000 underprivileged youth in the Camden, New Jersey and Philadelphia area in the coming eight months.
Check out the full schedule and details after the jump.
Full Appearance Schedule
CAMDEN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
1033 Cambridge Street, Camden, NJ 08105, Telephone #: (856) 966-2604, Fax: (856) 536-3484
Oral Health Impact Project & Sport Your SMILE DATES
with Rodney McLeod Jr
October 1- Catto
October 15- Brimm
November 5- HB Wilson
November 19- Woodrow Wilson High School
December 10- Cream
December 17- CHS @ Hatch & BPLA at Hatch ( Middle & HS)
Jan 7- Davis
Jan 14 – Yorkship
About Student Health Impact Project (SHIP)
The Student Health Impact Project (SHIP) is a multidisciplinary health and wellness initiative that supports communities facing immense health disparities. SHIP’s mission is to identify, address and manage health barriers to learning by expanding access to care for children and adolescents where they live, learn, and play – regardless of ability to pay. This innovative delivery model aims to close gaps in care by coordinating with primary care providers, and to facilitate or provide high-quality medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services to students. Our continuity of care interventions enhances existing services being provided and acts as “safety-net” for students who may not have access to care or a medical home. SHIP strategically integrates into schools as an intake point, collaborating with parents, government, and community stakeholders to deliver important services and resources in the areas of: health and social services, wellness education, outcome management and sustainability.
About Rodney McLeod
Super Bowl Champion, Rodney McLeod of the Philadelphia Eagles exemplifies what it means to be a successful player in today’s NFL and leverages that position to help underprivileged youth in his community. This mindset has led McLeod to become involved with several community initiatives in the St. Louis area. Most notably, he serves as an ambassador for the STL Salvation Army and their annual “Tree of Lights” campaign, while also appearing in their PSAs on TV and radio. He is also a fixture at team events such as NFL “Play60” and their work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Back home, McLeod hosts an annual Youth Football Camp at DeMatha. The free camp welcomes kids between the ages of 9 – 14 and focuses on improving football fundamentals. Additionally, motivational speakers guide participants through a variety of topics including perseverance, dedication to academics and healthy living. “I want to give these young kids an opportunity to develop some of their skills and be in an atmosphere where they can talk, have fun and do drills with NFL players like myself. That was something I was never able to do, so I feel like I’m in a position to help the youth out.”
About CF Charities
CF Charities’ mission is to champion educational and enrichment opportunities for youth by providing them the tools, experience and resources essential for a bright and healthy future. CF Charities will inspire youth to be the next generation of leaders in their communities through programs and services that focus on leadership development, college access, high-quality care, and exposure to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Upon graduating high school, CF Charities awards eligible students
(i.e. good grades, regular school attendance, positive behavior and personal drive) with scholarships that help offset the costs of college tuition and other educational opportunities.