“Chiefs Community Caring Team” Rewards Local Students that “Scored Big” During MAP Tests

Posted May 8, 2010

The Kansas City Chiefs running backs were recently out in the community making a difference as part of the “Chiefs Community Caring Team.” During this visit at C.A. Franklin Elementary, the RBs rewarded local students that strived to do their best on the just completed MAP tests. Earlier this spring, the RBs visited this same school to get the students excited about taking the MAP tests. Now, those that reached their goals were invited to a special tailgate-themed party.

“It was nice to be able to come back here and see that so many of these students met their goals,” noted RB Jamaal Charles. “It’s special anytime we get to interact with kids like this but when we can come back and see the progress they’ve made, it really shows what a difference we’ve made.”

During the tailgate, the running backs and other members of the Red and Gold, including KC Wolf, played several football games. There was also, food, drinks, live music and a disk jockey as well as an arts and crafts table staffed by members of the Chiefs Women’s Organization.

The “Chiefs Community Caring Team” includes members from the Chiefs organization who participate in community outreach efforts throughout the year. This includes not only position groups but also the Chiefs Rookie Club, Chiefs Women’s Organization, KC Wolf, the Chiefs Cheerleaders, the Chiefs Ambassadors, the Chiefs Red Coaters and members of the Chiefs staff.

The MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) is an annual assessment of the academic progress of Missouri students in the public school system. MAP testing started with the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. It is one of the ways the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education measures whether a school has made "adequate yearly progress.” This is done by compiling composite scores of all the students in a specific school.


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