Demetric Strong Jr., a sophomore at Coahoma Community College and the SGA President, organized a December to Remember Toy Drive in Clarksdale last month.
Strong is a 2019 Clarksdale High School graduate and was a safety on the football team. He is a physical education major and will continue his education at Alcorn State University.
Several of Strong’s teammates with the Wildcats helped with the toy drive. They included former Clarksdale High School quarterback Cameron Matthews; former running back, kick and punt returner Queston Skipper, who recently transferred to play for CCC; former defensive back Aikee Matthews, who played for CCC and will be continuing his career at Mississippi College; and outside linebacker Kevin Smith, who played for Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Strong is the CEO of the Jitz 2 Bosses Mentoring Program that led the effort. The program is designed to alter the mentality of youth throughout the community and introduce basic principles of adulthood. Through our program, mentees are shown how to change the environment they live in by promoting community service, encouraging individuality, developing entrepreneurship skills, and creating strong, educated, productive young adults. It is a goal to change the mental aspect of the youth while also enhancing the future of those in the community.