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Funny you say that you know I remember when I was back -- -- the back and they you know the dark ages.
You know my parents and -- -- -- -- -- my mom did but.
We we talk about -- to go to school but it was kind of like.
I was sort of -- my own kind of doing it and you know I want to very good public school.
But -- lot of kids that are are going to schools let you know that are that are not exactly the best the top rated schools in the country -- joining -- that -- -- she she private schools.
And there isn't there really -- cohesive -- sort of effort to try to get them to understand how they are supposed to plan.
Planned that way on to college so what exactly are you doing -- gives examples of the things that you're doing when you talk to these girls.
Well one is is talking to -- about.
Like if that's an obstacle obstacles I had to overcome.
Not only just getting to school because like you said if it wasn't for sports I wouldn't have been able to go to university North Carolina right and there's a point in my studies where.
You know a friend of mine kind of grab me by the neck and said listen.
In the end education is everything.
And so for these young girls like if you're not thinking about it man this is the best way you can invest in new.
Is thinking about this educational -- I I did you know I just wasn't hold enough.
You know you need to be involved in extracurricular activities whether it's sports or -- are you know what ever.
Via all the guys because they look good for the colleges what you -- -- I I think it's so competitive now yes Eric.
And and for these girls really using that support system you know even if your school.
Isn't the top ranked private you know private or public school in your in your community really.
Going -- guidance counselor -- there's a teacher that you really really like.
Going to them using the Internet to find out.
Ways that you can help yourself prepare for the next step like that yes speaking of the Internet we were just talking -- you're -- to break I needed.
The pressure on kids these days especially girls and thank.
From you know social media is really really really high I mean it is it is really strong -- mean we never.
Who who we never said the word sex sting you know five years ago and now it's like you know -- kids children -- -- arrest him for it.
I have two daughters myself and -- every -- himself they're five.
I -- I know what purity it was like for me and it scares me at the fact that and and what my husband and I talking.
About is trying to instill -- is your house than I -- No markers if I I think everything it again sports but they just trying to make them as confident.
And continue an open dialogue with us feeling that they can come to us for anything that we're not.
Gonna judge him first that we're gonna listen and talk to them and you're right these kids have so much pressure and as long as.
They have an outlet.
You know yes a soft place to to land and -- it's a lot easier sometimes for people -- for kids to talk to.
You know a teacher or guidance counselor to somebody answer me not that your organizations opposed to their parents it's just it's just it is what it is now I would ask you.
And Tiffany on the spot here and now there's.
-- I know you can do that finding your sister Kansas State University.
Played southern miss.
Plus and -- game.
There -- some change the southern miss ban was chanting and allowed racist comments on election declare they're chanting where's your Green card.
Did you see it reducing the stuff I would know and I didn't see that game -- you know when you told me that.
The first thing I thought about is it's 2012.
You know I I hope.
We're at a point in this country where.
Where were not -- those things and also my husband.
My -- -- half Latino.
And that's something that for me I wanna be -- proud of their heritage.
And I want to be proud to be an American and I think as a country what we're better than that.
That's of it that's a very pleased to actually.
-- -- quickly how can people get involved find out more about this organization was making goes to to bright dot edu click on newsroom for any information but I'll be with a great group of high school girls today content on them excited -- to interact and chat with them and -- finally -- -- Twin girls and I just my husband I just had.
Two months ago a little boy so.
Am so -- -- -- is -- so it's not a lot of sleep and I have to ask very positive ardea.
He's great he's he's ready for his third year of ESPN news about start up and life is good -- -- is there.
I feel very blessed thank you so much for comment and they love their children into they've they've given -- are shaking I was at that -- Different take a quick break -- --
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