Jason Baker uses football camp to build young servant leaders

Students engage in the former NFL punter's football camp after learning about servant leadership.

Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne native and former NFL punter Jason Baker is hosting his Pro Football Mini Camp May 14-15. Kids in 6th through 8th grade get a chance to learn about football and life from an NFL veteran and local coaches.

Baker said he wants to develop future servant leaders for the community. So, he made learning first-hand about servant leadership the cost of admission for the football camp.

The students first met with the Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Department. Officers showed the kids their vehicles and equipment. They also explained their jobs to them and why they’re important.

Next, the students got to participate in a mock trial with Allen County Superior Court Judge Wendy Davis.

The students also learned about cyber security and cyber bullying from an FBI representative.

“Everyday, you wake up and you get to choose to serve others or yourself,” Baker said. “These kids are getting exposed to a bunch of people who choose to serve others and so we want them to continue to get exposed to that because that’s really, in our opinion, the healthiest way for them to live and the best way for us as a community to cultivate a generation of people who think like that.”

Baker is holding the two-day football camp at his alma mater, Wayne High School. He eventually became an NFL Punter for 11 seasons.

Comments are closed.