NFL's Keion Carpenter Tackles Tough Issues with Kennedy Krieger High School Students

March 17, 2004
Carpenter returns to Baltimore roots to play with and inspire special needs students
When: Thursday, March 18, 2004
9 a.m. - noon
Where: Kennedy Krieger High School Career and Technology Center
3825 Greenspring Avenue, around the corner from TV Hill
What: Students at the Kennedy Krieger High School have created a football skills game for Woodlawn local Keion Carpenter, a safety for the Atlanta Falcons, to try out. The game tests accuracy and length of a throw, as well as running patterns. The Manufacturing and Construction Trades Cluster created the game for this event. Keion, a fifth-year pro-player, will return to Baltimore to work with the students at the Kennedy Krieger High School.

Keion will be speaking to CTC students about the challenges that face them as young adults, as well as working with them on their football skills. A former quarterback at Woodlawn High School, Keion will be teaching students the proper way to throw a football. He will also challenge the student's knowledge of football with a trivia game.

The Kennedy Krieger Career and Technology Center serves 175 students with serious, often multiple, learning, emotional, neurological, and/or developmental disabilities in a state-of-the-art, newly renovated high school on the campus of the old Children's Hospital in Northwest Baltimore.

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