Broncos’ Garett Bolles Talks Juvenile Anti-Recidivism in New NFL Inspire Change content feature series
Today, the NFL premiered the October installment of its Inspire Change content feature series. The piece spotlights Denver Broncos veteran offensive tackle Garett Bolles’ work with the Juvenile Probation Court Mentorship Program in Arapahoe County, Colo., which he founded and participates in monthly. Garett speaks on his family history with abuse, drugs and alcohol noting he had to “grow up fast” and find ways to better himself. His hope is to be a mentor and positive role model for local youth in the probation court system, often finding ways to connect with them directly and show his support. The 2017 1st round NFL Draft selection and All-Pro, who has spent his entire career in Denver, has worked with the mentorship program for over two years.
Inspire Change showcases how NFL players, clubs and the league are joining together to ensure that access to opportunity is a reality for all and to create progress in social justice across four key pillars: education, economic advancement, police-community relations and criminal justice reform. As part of this effort, the league regularly produces content to showcase the impact and progress being made across the NFL family and its partners.
Garett Bolles Quotes
- “Just because you make a bad decision, or a bad choice doesn’t mean that you’re a bad kid. It just means you need help.”
- “I always tell these kids before the end of the message that, ‘I love you,’ because you never know when the last time that they felt love.”
- “If I can change one kid a day or one kid a month, I feel like I’m doing my purpose. I want them to know, I love them and care for them and support them; and this program that I’m doing um with the Arapahoe County has been a huge blessing to me and my family. Hopefully I can continue to do this for a very long time.”
VIDEO of Inspire Change Garett Bolles x Juvenile Anti-Recidivism Spot
Downloadable Link: https://f.io/Vu3BYcZQ
NFL.com Link: https://www.nfl.com/videos/garett-bolles-mentors-kids-in-colorado-inspire-change