NFL player gives Scouts advice

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – During the off-season, several NFL players like to give back to their hometown communities.

On Tuesday, a member of the Cleveland Browns made a special visit to kids in Youngstown.

Former Youngstown State University Penguins running back Jamaine Cook was at Martin Luther King Elementary to help Boy Scouts with their Pinewood Derby.

The kids are part of the Scoutreach Program, which brings scouting to at-risk youth in both urban and rural settings.

Their activities, which are held during school hours, are meant to be fun and educational.

“The three big things that I stressed to them today were hard work, education and respect,” said Cook. “I feel like those are three things that can take you far in life and they took me to the place I am today.”

More than 700 young boys in the Youngstown and Warren city schools take part in Scoutreach.

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