Lions Don Carey to serve as principal for the day

Posted Dec 6, 2013

Carey will deliver 500+ brand new books to students at Golightly Education Center

Detroit, MI – On Monday, December 9, 2013, Don Carey III will serve as Principal for the Day at Golightly Education Center and will deliver over 500 brand new reading books to the students.  He will be accompanied by his teammate, Brandon Hepburn who will serve as Assistant Principal.

Don CareyS Don Carey (Photo: G.Smith/Detroit Lions).

Carey was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009 and 2010 and has been with the Lions since 2011.  Carey played college football at Norfolk State.

"I really enjoy motivating and inspiring our youth to do better in school and achieve academic success," states Carey. "Since reading is a fundamental skill necessary for any success in life, donating books to the students presented an ideal opportunity for me to do something to impact youth and help them succeed."

Titles to be delivered to the students at the Golightly Education Center include Disney’s The Wonderful World of Space and Wonderful World of Earth; Disney’s A Royal Christmas; Marvel’s The Uncanny X-Men: An Origin Story; Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story; Who is Bill Gates? Who is Barack Obama?; Who Was Rosa Parks?; Who Was Jackie Robinson?; Bulu: The African Wonder Dog; Princess for Hire; and Hothead.

"Just when the world seems to be so cold and uncaring to often forgotten or neglected children within our urban communities, it is encouraging to know that Don Carey represents the great part of humanity who still believes in the powerful manner of giving of ones most valuable possession, the sacrifice of HIS TIME!" says Dr. Sherrell Hobbs, Principal of Golightly Education Center.  

"His visit is destined to leave a positive and long lasting effect on our children.  It will encourage them to want to excel academically, motivate them to read the books they will receive from Don and want to emulate his character. We are grateful to him for the inspiring memories that he will leave behind following his visit."

The mission of Golightly Education Center is to improve each student’s ability to learn at a high rate of academic achievement. Technology, data analysis and progress monitoring are used to provide an accurate understanding of the developing needs of individual students. A rigorous curriculum is delivered to all of their students by 100% highly qualified teachers, to ensure that students become proficient in all content areas. This supports the goal of helping students to emerge in a 21st Century school.  To learn more about the Golightly Education Center please visit: