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Boynton High’s football seniors get new ‘uniforms’: Tailored suits

August 24, 2016

This past weekend, High’s football players were each given a gift that is sure to help them in their futures: A tailored suit.

The 20 students finished an eight-week program called , a nonprofit founded in 2015. The program teaches empowerment, leadership, healthy lifestyles and image. The foundation was created by Jervonte Edmonds of Lake Worth. The suit comes at the program’s end. -

“It was amazing. It was 90 degrees outside and the students kept the suits on because they appreciated it and they loved the feeling they had within the suit,” Edmonds said. “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. The suit builds confidence within a man and enables a young man to present themselves in the proper business fashion that today’s society asks for.”

Boynton was the third school to finish the program behind Village Academy and Atlantic High, both in Delray Beach. - In addition to the suit presentation Saturday, the school hosted a free community event that included a job preparedness program and job fair with food, music, activities and more than 40 vendors.

— ALEXANDRA SELTZER

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