Temple, III speaks to Pecan Grove’s YMOC, YWOC program

Businessman and former basketball player Collis Temple, III stands with other leaders behind the Pecan Grove Primary Young Men and Young Women of Character programs last week.

The Pecan Grove Primary School Young Men of Character and Young Women of Character programs continue to thrive and impact the students with key model citizens and leaders empowering and encouraging them to keep up the good work both inside and outside of the classrooms.

Last week Baton Rouge native, former LSU basketball star and now business man Collis Temple, III spoke to the two young achieving groups. Temple told the students about three denominators of success: “focus, coach ability, work ethic.”

“How you do anything is how you do everything,” Temple said, who works for Primerica. “If you don't compete in the classroom, your mentality may bleed over in athletics. If I'm going to be in it then I'm going to be my best at it. Doesn't mean I will be the best, but I will be my best.”

Temple, standing in a 6’7” frame related and conversed with the students and encouraged them to always chase their dreams but make sure they are grounded in education.

Also at the YMOC and YWOC program, City of Gonzales Council Candidates Willie Robinson and Derrick Coco spoke to the students.

The YMOC and YWOC programs are under the leadership of Richard Brown, Tim Riley, Mark Peters, Karista Reed, and Rhonda Lamendola.