Brian Urlacher Debuts Children’s Book at Abbott Middle School
The Importance of Role Models… Because you cannot aspire to be something you don’t see…
Throughout their lives children come into contact with people they consider successful. They imitate behaviors, pick up attributes and tend to walk the path of that particular someone they admire to be their best selves.
For teenagers, role models help establish personality traits that influence decision making, having the right approach in life and motivate teens to “follow in their footsteps” of success. They even help overcome negative influences a teenager may encounter during adolescence.
And when it comes to a sports role model for the teen athlete, the connection to those role models becomes so much greater.
Through the long-standing partnership with the Chicago Bears, United Way of Lake County coordinated the official book release of the new children’s book written by Sean Jensen, The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher (www.middleschoolrules.com), at Abbott Middle School. During his visit with the 8th grade Waukegan students, Brian Urlacher shared real-life stories that shaped him into a world-class athlete and emphasized the importance for students to be at their best . The students were able to ask vital questions and wisdom from a Chicago Bears legend.
“You know what’s right and what’s wrong. And to do something that’s right will make things a lot easier for you. Always make the right decisions and remember the life mantra –‘anything is possible’ and ‘finish what you start’”, says Brian Urlacher to the Abbott Middle School Students.
“Aimed at middle aged kids, the book features my real-life childhood stories, addressing larger themes of overcoming adversity, always giving your best shot and reaching your dreams through discipline and hard work”, he added.
This is one of the many educational opportunities that United Way of Lake County provides for students in the Waukegan Public School District.
Here is some sneak peek into the event…
Brian Urlacher with author Sean Jensen and Abbott Middle School students after having read a few chapters from his debut book –The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher.
Brian donated signed copies of the book – The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher for the library and selected teacher classroom libraries.