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SMSB Summer Volleyball Camp

  ©2021 AmCam Photography LLC By Perry A. Farrell SMSB Editor-in-Chief Mackenzie Jarvis, a senior at Detroit Renaissance High School, and Samantha Robinson, a freshman at Cass Tech, will be rivals once the high school volleyball season starts. However, Friday at Renaissance they were teammates. Both took part in the free volleyball clinic sponsored by Detroit Public…

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A fight to step outside their comfort zone, led to a discovery of self, solace and serenity

By Jennifer L. Payne Writer Due to COVID-19, in May of this year, the Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB) Football Academy launched an innovative virtual literacy program, SMSB E.L.I.T.E.  This program consisted of 50 Detroit Public School Community District student-athletes being given one-to-one literacy and reading comprehension tutoring, and mentoring in the areas of financial…

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Applications for SMSB E.L.I.T.E. are Now Open

Due to COVID-19, In May 2020, the Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB) Football Academy launched "SMSB E.L.I.T.E.," a 10-week virtual summer learning experience for Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) student-athletes.  Students received 50 hours of one-on-one virtual tutoring and mentoring comprising literacy enrichment, SAT prep, athletic training, and college and career readiness skills. …

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NFL Detroit Lions Rookie Jashon Cornell, Partners with Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB) Foundation to Launch Virtual Educational Summer Program for Student-Athletes

In response to COVID-19 and the loss of direct instruction due to school cancellation, NFL Detroit Lions Rookie and SMSB alum Jashon Cornell will serve as "Player Mentor" of SMSB E.L.I.T.E., employing technology to help narrow the gap for youth and families in Detroit , a program of the Sound Mind Sound Body Foundation. In conjunction with Beyond Basics, SMSB…

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Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy Launches Virtual Program, Graduates 12 to NFL

Detroit, Mich., April 27, 2020 -- When you’re potentially competing with video games, hunger pains, lack of parental support, and attention deficit, it becomes extremely difficult to garner online youth engagement for extracurricular educational purposes, but not for the Sound Mind Sound Body (SMSB) Football Academy. Due to COVID-19, SMSB took their grass-root initiatives from the…

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