Last night, Westlake High School students held the first of two “Do Good December” events in support of graduate Christion Abercrombie and his family. Abercrombie was critically injured this fall when his Tennessee State University football team played Vanderbilt University.
Last night’s fundraiser at Chick-fil-A on Camp Creek Parkway will benefit the Abercrombie family. The second event, taking place today, December 19 at 4:00 p.m. at Westlake, will be a school homecoming for Abercrombie. The event will include remarks from his family, former coach and teammates as well as a special presentation from the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy and 21st Century Leaders — two student groups who coordinated the events.
“We’re trying to give back to Christion and his family because he gave so much to Westlake,” said Chick-fil-A Leader Academy member Asher Spivey, a senior and football player at Westlake. “The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, along with 21st Century Leaders, has a goal to do one big project during December that initiates change. Helping the Abercrombie family in support of his recovery process is our project.”
Westlake says their inclusion of programs like the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy and 21st Century Leaders furthers the school district’s strategy of preparing all students to graduate ready to pursue and succeed on their chosen paths.
“These programs help develop great leaders that others can follow,” said Program Coordinator Ouida Burke. “Our ‘Do Good December’ initiative in particular teaches students how to be world changers one community at a time.”
The celebration will include appearances by Fulton County Board of Education President Linda Bryant and South Fulton Mayor Bill Edwards.