Keri Strug’s New Career
Most people remember Keri Strug from her remarkable performance in the 1996 Olympics. She competed and won the gold medal along with the rest of the U.S. gymnastic team despite having a painful foot injury. Today the famous gold medal winner has her mind set on a new goal. She has taken a new job working for the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to provide support to challenged youths all across the country.
Ms. Strug travels to areas of the country where kids are faced with greater challenges and where there is little or no support for them. She assesses their needs and attempts to find appropriate programs that will help these kids succeed.
The programs are design to deter them from becoming involved with crime and drugs.
The programs also teach the kids the skills that they need to get jobs, go to college or find a lifetime vocation. Ms. Strug couldn’t be happier with her new job. She has also had a passion for working with kids and now shoe is able to live it.