The 10th B4 youth program was a celebration of something that has changed the lives of kids in Huntington Tri-State area. Rick Hightower talked about sculpting Huntington legend Hal Greer Jr. The workshops addressed dealing with loss, female identity, and avoiding pitfalls. The kids also interviewed Marshall basketball player Jarrod West Jr. and had team building.
1. Huntington immortal
Frederick Hightower talked to the kids about sculpting Huntington native Hal Greer, the first African-American scholarship athlete at Marshall University. There were also workshops addressing dealing with loss, female identity and pitfalls in life in the drug game.
2. Lights, camera, action
The middle school kids produced a video segment in which they interviewed Jarrod West Jr. after having a press conference with the Marshall Thundering Herd standout basketball player. The students also wrote a story about West Jr. on campus.
B4 2019: Team 3-4 with Jarrod West Jr.
3. New program
Huntington native Will Hargis talked to the kids about a STEM program that's set to ignite at A.D. Lewis Community Center that can lead to very powerful career opportunities.
B4 2019 -- Team building
4. Team challenge
The students were broken into groups and participated in
team building exercises designed to have them work together,
but have leaders emerge. This has become a staple of the
B4 youth program at the Marshall Recreation Center.