By Randy Savoie, BCL
New Orleans Job Corps Center hosted a spirited celebration of Black History Month complete with singing, poetry, dancing and motivational speeches by for the New England Patriot’s Marlon Favorite and former New Orleans Saints and LSU star Skyler Green.
The Patriots’ Favorite told trainees that it is important to set realistic goals as you strive towards your dreams.
“Set achievable goals,” said Favorite. “You can wake tomorrow and say I want to be a millionaire two weeks from now and say ‘Hey, I want to be a millionaire two weeks from now. It’s not going to happen in two weeks unless you hit the lottery. So, set small goals. Start small and let those goals grow themselves.”
Former New Orleans Saint Skyler Green said hard work and dedication are the keys to success.
“I had a football coach who told me ‘If it was easy everybody would do it.’ And it’s not easy and it’s not meant to be easy. So, if it is hard it’s more appreciated in the end,” said Green.
Green added after the celebration that it was an honor to speak to the trainees at New Orleans Job Corps Center.
“It does make you feel good. You just try to share with these young people to always stays positive, always go forward and not look back,” said Green. “If you made a mistake it doesn’t matter. Just, always keep your focus on what’s ahead of you – and that is a very bright future.”