On December 21st, Charlie Batch visited West Greene Middle/High School to meet with the students who volunteer and Peer Mentors and to talk with the entire student body at a school assembly.

The local newspaper, The Observer-Reporter, covered the event, saying:

“Batch, who played for the Steelers for 11 of his 15 years in the NFL, spoke to the student body Wednesday morning about making good life decisions and working hard in school. His motivational speech was part of the district’s peer mentoring program, which allows high school students to mentor middle school students who may be struggling with attendance or grades.”

The article also quotes Charlie, who said, ““I wanted to thank them for what they’re doing. They’re leaders in the school. And the second thing is trying to bring about the message that you can be successful.”

Read the full story on the Observer-Reporter’s website.