Los Angeles Chargers Wide Receiver Jason Moore shared words of wisdom with Student WEB CORPS participants on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the Lorain County Urban League. The 16 students are participating in a program that gives Lorain County high school juniors and seniors an introduction to basic concepts of technology, such as designing, developing and deploying websites in a simulated business environment.
Moore’s visit to the TECH CORPS program was designed to encourage students about the importance of hard work and perseverance. As a 2013 graduate of Oberlin High School, Moore has walked in the same shoes as these students and remembers what it was like.
“Growing up in the area, I know how hard it is to imagine a life or career doing something you love. I wanted to let these kids know that anything is possible when you work hard and stay humble,” shared Moore.
Moore was a member of the Findlay Oilers football team for six seasons. After graduation, he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019 and made his NFL debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers, catching two passes for 43 yards.
Moore received the invitation to visit the program from his stepmother, Michelle Moore, TECH CORPS, Northeast Ohio Regional Manager. Michelle shared, “It was a big day for our students. They hung on every word and were truly encouraged.”
Student WEB CORPS is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Lorain County. With support from the Lorain County Workforce Development Agency, students receive a weekly wage while the learn about web development. Other program partners includeLorain County Urban League, Oberlin City Schools, Elyria City Schools, Lorain City Schools and Lorain County Community College.