Chad and Amy Campbell Team Up to Help Troubled Teens
April 21, 2010
By PGA TOUR Staff
FORT WORTH, Texas—A dynamic new program to help 50 juvenile offenders in Tarrant County avoid a future life of crime was unveiled April 21. The U-Turn program will provide juvenile offenders and their families with a comprehensive program to help turn their lives around.
PGA TOUR professional Chad Campbell and his wife, Amy, have initiated the program which will officially launch May 1 at the Lynn W. Ross Juvenile Center here. The Chad and Amy Campbell Project is a partnership with the Heart of a Champion Foundation.
The U-Turn program will provide training for the parents or caregivers of the participating students. A total of 50 teens and their families will be targeted at the launch of the program, with expansion to additional youth planned.
Each teen will participate in an intensive, eight-week process to complete the program and receive a graduation certificate. Programs will continue throughout the year with new students and their families participating in eight-week sessions.
“The U-Turn program is going to make a huge impact on the lives of so many of these teenagers,” said Chad Campbell. “What a great opportunity for them to turn their lives around.”
“Chad and I are so excited that the U-turn program is becoming a reality,” said Amy. “This idea has been a part of our heart for many years.”
The Campbells and Heart of a Champion seek to develop U-Turn into a model program that can be replicated in communities across America. Through partnerships with Campbell’s peers, organizations and corporations are committed to supporting the initiative and responding in a meaningful way to the needs and priorities of at-risk youth.
The Heart of a Champion Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Colleyville, Texas, that has created an innovative character education program for students across the country. The organization was founded in 1997 by leaders in business, education and sports who wanted to impact a generation of students by teaching powerful lessons of character.
“Chad Campbell is a positive role model and a great ambassador for the PGA TOUR,” said PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem. “I am delighted to see Chad and Amy’s involvement in bettering the lives of young men and women in their community through the U-Turn program.”
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