HARRISONBURG, Va.—James Madison’s men’s soccer team met up with nine students from Skyline Middle School on Dec. 2 as part of an effort to teach young men the positive aspects of good grades and athletics.
The Skyline Middle School Students participating in the program are known as “Bright Spots.” Anthony Hill, the Dean of Students at Skyline, works with the children by creating a behavioral plan with incentives to encourage positive behavior.
“Working with the men’s soccer team makes the kids feel special,” Hill explained. “It encourages them and gives them significance.”
The Dukes met up with the Bright Spots for lunch on the JMU campus followed by a drill session and autographs.