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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Shaquille O’Neal creates mentorship program to help middle school students

Shaquille O’Neal is partnering up with law enforcement in Georgia to start a mentorship program for middle school students.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office posted the announcement on social media,

Sheriff Scandrett and Shaquille O'Neal announced the launch of the “Setting up Students for Success” monthly S3 mentorship program for middle school-aged students (ages 11-14) in Henry County today. The goal of  S3 is to engage and empower students while helping them transition through the various progressive stages of life. Our parental component also aims to close the communication gap between parents and their children. The first session will take place on March 16th. Interested participants can register at

Big thank you to Attorney Kirby Glaze from the HCSO Foundation, Comedian and Actor DC Young Fly, Former NBA All-Star Kevin Willis, Rapper Young Dro, V103-s Greg Street and Music Executive and M.E.G. Founder Ric Ross for supporting the initiative.

O’Neal donated $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club of Henry County last year,he said that the organization kept him out of trouble as a child.

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