The importance of the return was presented with elegance by one of the greatest coaches in college football history, Dr. Tom Osborne. In the inaugural presentation of the Return Specialist Award banquet Coach Osborne summed up the importance of the return in layman terms. He noted that anytime a kick was returned to or beyond his opponents 40 yard line his team scored 75% of the time. Any drive that starting behind his teams 40 yard line they scored only 25% of the time. The importance of the return cannot be exemplified in any better terms.
The Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation: The program creates opportunities for youth through character, educational, and social development. It’s partnership’s with culturally competent network case managers, service providers allows at risk youth to be exposed to wrap around services in the community at large.
The Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation is assisting to foster the development of a secure, next generation database application that will greatly assist all members of the Network for Holistic Recovery to accurately and efficiently service any unmet needs of its clients. This infrastructure will provide a platform to manage the network’s outreach, assessment, referral and follow-up initiatives.
Its Mission: To help the most vulnerable students and households to achieve personal best and stability; to approach each student unit circumstances as savable within human dignity and value; to assist those most challenged with chronic issues resulting in non-compliance which causes various disruptions of services and resource to achieve compliance and skills of self-sufficiency; to achieve Holistic Recovery as the recovery of the “total person” through Community, Resource Management, and inclusiveness by a team of community based caregivers, and specialists to create true opportunities for self-sufficient living.
Metropolitan Community College: MCC serves the community with distinction.
They are a role model in higher education and deliver:
- Quality learning opportunities.
- Lifelong educational programs.
- Services that support personal and professional enrichment and training.
- Programs and services that stimulate economic and workforce development.
- Courses and programs that provide a transferable path to baccalaureate institutions.
- Career/vocational education supporting business and economic partnerships.
- A positive learning environment that promotes student success.
Since its inception college football has been widely heralded as the most exciting, dramatic and fascinating sport in the nation. The excitement and spirit of the sport is particularly captivated in the play known as the return. For every return there is a returner and indeed they are special. Throughout college football every position has been targeted and recognized for post season award with one exception. From the kicker to the punter, from linebackers to defensive backs, from the center to the quarterback. Lineman, running backs, receivers, they are all honored annually in grand fashion in multiple ceremonies. However, in the midst of all this a key position has been omitted. We will honor the most exciting and electrifying play in college football, the return.
Those daredevils that dare to participate who we call specialists.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RETURN SPECIALIST
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH THROUGH CHARACTER, EDUCATIONAL, & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
THE FIRST NATIONAL RETURN SPECIALIST AWARD IS BORN