On Tuesday Oct. 16, Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor was out in force to help Cleveland’s youth. Taylor visited Kenneth W. Clement Boys Leadership Academy to donate backpacks filled with school supplies and promote the importance of an education.
Taylor, and his foundation, TaylorMade98, purchased backpacks and school supplies for 100 students. These backpacks will be given to students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District who had their backpacks lost, damaged or stolen.
“Education means staying on the right track and listening to whoever you look up to, doing what they do but doing better,” Taylor said as his underlying message to the students.
He also took the time to answer student’s questions on topics ranging from his NFL career to his favorite subject when he was in school.
This event was in conjunction with Taylor’s foundation TaylorMade98, which he started in 2011. The non-profit has a vision to encourage youth to be responsible leaders within their family and community while exhibiting commitment, dedication and discipline to their education, goals and athletic prowess. TaylorMade98 is currently assisting youth here in Cleveland as well as in Washington, DC.