Article: Lions’ wives give attention, affection to girls at Detroit school

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on May 26, 2010 – 2:49 pm

Since September, Detroit Lions’ wives including Suzanne Lewand (wife of Team President Tom Lewand), Sabrina Mayhew (wife of GM Martin Mayhew) and Kathy Schwartz (wife of Head Coach Jim Schwartz) have been involved in a mentoring project at the Detroit Lions Academy, a Detroit Public Schools alternative middle school on the city’s east side dedicated to students who have difficulty succeeding in traditional school settings.

Among the goals of the wives’ bimonthly sessions was to help the girls gain self-esteem and trust — in themselves and one another.

“The best part was they liked spending time with us, and we had fun,” eighth-grader JoAnn Austin, 15, said. “I won’t remember all of their names. But I’ll always remember their faces.”

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One Response to “ Article: Lions’ wives give attention, affection to girls at Detroit school”

  1. By Seth on Jul 13, 2010 | Reply

    i love what your doing in Detroit but we need to find a good fs there are older guy a cb how could fill that spot for a year like Samari Rolle or Fred smoot or any one let out hold back bring in guy how could still have something lift in the tank

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