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On Tuesday morning in the library at the Berta May Pope Elementary School, officials announced the kick off of one of the largest educational campaigns in North Texas history.

“This is the first education program ever established by a host committee to operate in conjunction with the Super Bowl, and we created it to impact twenty thousand elementary school children through out North Texas,” said President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee.

The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Committee and Dallas based non profit organization Big Thought have teamed up for project SLANT 45. It is an educational program that gives third through fifth grade students in north Texas the chance to think of innovative ways to give back outside the classroom. Pope Elementary School is the launching platform for the SLANT 45 program, and even though all the projects in here are different, it’s all aimed at teaching the kids how to put back into their community. One group of students plan on putting on a game night for residents of the Arlington Villa Retirement Center, while another group is collecting personal hygiene and paper products that will be donated to families staying at the Arlington Life Shelter.

“We’re helping other people and giving them stuff that they need for like,” said student Quentin Brown. “We’re giving them this stuff to make them feel better.”

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Whatever the project may be students are excited to be involved.

“It’s really cool to represent Pope, and our community,” said student Jacob Reich. “It’s just cool to show that.”

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Former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston shakes hands with Pope Elementary School student Jacob Reich.

And the most popular team member of the SLANT 45 Committee is former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston who was also on hand to show students the importance of working together.

“For these kids to come up with these ideas and be engaged in their communities and have the compassion to thinlk about other who don’t have things that they have is pretty impressive,” said former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston. “This is as good as it could have been.”

SLANT 45 organizers say the program is off to a great start but a goal that involves twenty thousand students by next year’s Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium means that other schools will have to get on board.

Take a look at the video in HD produced by DFWreporting.com above!

For more information on SLANT 45 and to sign up go to:
http://www.SLANT45.org

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