Monday, September 22, 2008
By Colts Community Relations
September 17, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, September 16, Colts players Tom Santi and Isaac Smolko spent time talking with children at a School on Wheels tutoring session. School on Wheels provides academic mentors and tutoring to homeless children at eleven shelters throughout the greater Indianapolis area. Their goal is to shrink the gaps in education of these children and assist them with the highest quality of education possible.
Children at the Dayspring Center had a chance to spend time with each player to practice their interviewing skills. Some children simply asked questions about the players’ height and weight while others requested arm-wrestling matches or talked about some of their school projects. Later this week, the youth will use content from their interviews to practice their writing skills and create a story about their experience.
Children at the shelter are tutored four days a week through the School on Wheels program, but were able to take a break from their studies to visit with the players during I-STEP testing this week. For more information on the Dayspring Center or School on Wheels, click here.
Colts Community Tuesdays, sponsored by WISH TV, is a season-long outreach program in which players participate in various charitable activities every Tuesday of the season.
For more information on what the Colts are up to in the community visit www.colts.com/community.