On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST Live Gus Bradley Show presented by Ashley Jaguars Analyst Jeff Lageman and WJXT Sports Director Sam Kouvaris will join Gus Bradley on the show to provide analysis and commentary on the Jacksonville Jaguars and their opponents. Go inside the film room with Bradley each week for an educational look at the game. The Gus Bradley Show airs Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. on WJXT Channel 4.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST JAX vs IND Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' road matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, starting two hours before kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium.

  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Live EverBank Pregame Show The EverBank Pregame Show provides analysis and commentary on the team and their opponent. Get inside info from the guys who follow the team every day. Jaguars Analyst Jeff Lageman and WJXT Sports Director Sam Kouvaris give you the last minute keys to victory and take a look around the rest of the action going on in the NFL. The EverBank Pregame Show airs Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on WJXT Channel 4.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM EST Live Jaguars.com LIVE: Warmups Watch the Jaguars warm up for their game at the Colts. Coverage starts at 12:15 p.m. ET.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NYG vs JAX Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' home matchup with the New York Giants, starting two hours before kickoff at EverBank Field.

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST HOU vs JAX Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' home matchup with the Houston Texans, starting two hours before kickoff at EverBank Field.

  • Sun., Dec. 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST JAX vs BAL Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' road matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, starting two hours before kickoff at M&T Bank Stadium.

  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:45 PM EST TEN vs JAX Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' home matchup with the Tennessee Titans, starting two hours before kickoff at EverBank Field.

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST JAX vs HOU Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' road matchup with the Houston Texans, starting two hours before kickoff at NRG Stadium.

  • Sun., Feb. 01, 2015 12:00 PM EST NFL-Super-Bash

    More Details Coming Soon!

News

Print
RSS

Cecil Shorts III and the United Way

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Cecil Shorts III mentors students at Butler Middle School and recruits volunteers for The United Way Team NFL to improve student achievement.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III is leading local efforts on behalf of the United Way of Northeast Florida to recruit volunteers to help improve student achievement in the greater Jacksonville community, as part of the United Way TEAM NFL initiative to recruit 99,000 volunteer readers, tutors and mentors nationwide. 

In addition to recruiting volunteers, Shorts has become a mentor to students at Eugene Butler Middle School.  On Tuesday, October 1, Shorts III was joined by teammate Justin Forsett at the school as they spoke to a group of students about decision-making.  These young men participate in Achievers for Life, a proven United Way initiative focused on increasing graduation rates.  

Since 2007, nearly 3,500 sixth-grade students were paired with mentors and received family counseling services through Achievers for Life.  Ninety-seven percent of the participants were promoted to seventh grade and experienced double digit increases in grade point averages and attendance.

On Tuesday, Shorts and Forsett discussed the difference between making good and bad decisions, goal setting and different ways to achieve the goals.   Shorts and Forsett plan on visiting the Eugene Butler Achievers for Life participants at least once per month to encourage the students to make positive choices that will help them be successful in school and beyond. 

If you would like to become a mentor or volunteer you can help Cecil Shorts III by logging on to www.unitedway.org/teamshorts.

 

Comments

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Recent Articles