On November 21st, we gathered in Jugendhaus Bridel (Luxembourg) to meet with an exceptional athlete Debbie Ferguson McKenzie. An Olympian and world champion, holder of 52 medals of international competitions in sprinting, Debbie became our guest athlete leading the "Class of Debbie" of the "Meet an Athlete" programme.
"Whichever path you choose in life - do your best. Smile, be outspoken - just be the best you can be", Debbie encouraged boys and girls who came to meet with the Bahamian legend. And so they did: smiled, laughed as they were practicing some fun sports games, sharing wonderful moments together and getting creative while expressing their thoughts and impressions of the day in the memory album.
Launched by Sportunity in 2015, the "Meet an Athlete" program brings together prominent sports figures and young people in need of positive life examples. Athletes, who often come from disadvantaged backgrounds, use their personal stories to teach important life lessons and the values of sport, encouraging young people to make positive life choices.
Watch the video made during the visit of the triple world boxing champion Hassan N'Dam at Maison des Jeunes in Pétange (Luxembourg).
The young people of the "Class of Hassan" will continue receiving ongoing support and guidance from their celebrity mentor.
Video by Jacques Molitor