Wednesday Jul 26

2017 Pitt Rookie Day

Join the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative for an afternoon of fun and fitness at the 2017 Pitt Rookie Day! Rookies from the University of Pittsburgh football team will join us to guide our youth on the fitness trails and teach us some drills that they use to prepare for game day at Heinz Field.

This is a private event, but if you are a local youth group, nonprofit, or community organization interested in future programs please contact us at!

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Our Mission

The mission of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative is to provide youth with programs where they will have a healthy environment to learn, work, play and develop principles of respect, responsibility, and leadership.

Our main message is this: in order to succeed in life, you must work hard, be accountable, and help others.

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About Mel Blount

Mel has spent a lifetime supporting young people

Mel started the Youth Leadership Initiative after his decades long NFL career. Mel and the foundation have intervened and intercepted the lives of at risk youth and provided the avenue for them to get another chance to succeed with their life’s goals. Today, the Initiative focuses on instilling leadership qualities in young people to arm them to tackle life’s challenges.

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