Loughborough College recently benefitted from an environmentally conscious act by its NFL Academy students, who devoted an entire day to cleaning up the campus and its surroundings. The young athletes demonstrated their commitment to their community and environment by collecting a whopping 30 bags of rubbish.
The NFL Academy's goal is to develop student-athletes in terms of their education, athletic prowess and as responsible and well-rounded individuals. Character development is a crucial aspect of the programme, focusing on mental resilience, sports science education, nutrition, leadership, and life skills. These components aim to equip the students with essential qualities to help them excel on and off the field.
"It's important for our student-athletes to be aware of the impact they can have on their environment and the community they live in," said NFL Academy Programme Manager Liam Wild. "We believe that initiatives like this help our students to develop a sense of responsibility and empathy towards their surroundings, which ultimately contributes to their personal growth and character development."
This litter-clearing initiative is part of a range of activities delivered by the NFL Academy designed to cultivate a sense of social responsibility and build community engagement, environmental stewardship, and leadership development, ensuring that learners gain the skills and knowledge they need to positively impact their local communities.