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Raiders Thomas Howard Suits Up for Class Room Testing with Anna Yates Elementry

Is Thomas Howard of the Raiders Smarter Than a 5th Grader?   On April 23 Howard, starting Linebacker for the Oakland Raiders, takes his teamwork skills to the classroom as he helps to prepare Anna Yates Elementary fifth graders to standard testing.  The Thomas Howard Foundation’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” program, launched to Anna Yates 4th Grade class in 2009, is designed to support curriculum reinforcement through fun activities.

Howard brings along two of his NFL team mates to rally in a game-style format answering questions given by the teaching staff in the math and language subjects.  Howard also brings along his partner, After School All Stars, a nation-wide program that provides at-risk youth with enriching after-school programs.

So will the 5th graders be up for the challenge?  “It’s hopefully the other way around,” says Howard.   “My teammates and I are pretty scholarly and will put on a good fight, but ultimately we want the students to be prepared for their upcoming nation-wide tests.”

Thomas Howard Foundation launched in 2009 and aims to raise awareness and funds to provide children and young adults with the necessary tools to enhance their academic and athletic goals.  The Foundation benefits youth ages 9 to 18 who seek to excel in both education and organized sports activities.  Current programs include the After School All Stars partnership, the Annual Walk-On Scholarship, and the YFL Football Uniforms Scholarship Fund.

The Anna Yates Elementary visit will take place this Friday, April 23 at 2:00pm.  For more information about this event please call (510) 484-7022.  For more information on the Thomas Howard Foundation, please go to:

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