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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