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Media Alert: Former 49er, Tyrone Smith, Hosting Virtual Student Chat Via Nepris Industry Connections Platform on February 12

Media Alert: Former 49er, Tyrone Smith, Hosting Virtual Student Chat Via Nepris Industry Connections Platform on February 12

Smith’s Story of Determination Inspires and Encourages K-12 Students to Persevere Through Thick and Thin

Houston native, Tyrone Smith will be speaking with classrooms from around the country virtually through the educational platform, Nepris, on February 12 at 9:30 a.m. pacific time. Nepris is an online community where teachers and classrooms connect with professionals for virtual, interactive discussions on all sorts of topics from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to the Arts. Teachers can sign up for Smith’s session hereClick to Tweet.

Smith is the founder of TeamFirstandGoal which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping youth grow academically and socially, and to help them find their moral compass. His personal life story is one of grit and determination in his elementary school years growing up in the inner city. As an elementary student, he was bullied and intimidated, but his teachers and a handful of other adults supported and guided him in developing the moral fiber and confidence needed to overcome obstacles along a rocky path into the NFL.

“Life was not easy for me as a young person but those very difficulties shaped me into the strong and confident person I needed to be to make it into the NFL,” said Smith. “My mission in life now is to give other young people the same kind of encouragement to find their inner strength.”

Nepris has been connecting students with speakers and role models like Smith for over 6 years and has enabled nearly 480,000 students to virtually tour factories and research facilities, talk with CEOs and academic researchers, to present their projects and participate in Shark Tank-like sessions.

“Nepris has had a profound impact on hundreds of thousands of students by showing them careers they never thought of before, by introducing them to people like Tyrone who they might never have the chance to meet, and by letting them explore careers and new ways of thinking that they might never have considered,” said Nepris co-founder and CEO, Sabari Raja.

About Nepris
Dallas-based, Nepris, brings curriculum to life by connecting professionals with teachers and their students. With Nepris, teachers find professionals who--through interactive, online sessions--show students how the work they do is rooted in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEAM) being taught in school, and how the Arts enrich life. See Nepris in action at to sign-up as a teacher. Professionals in STEM and the Arts can also sign up to speak with students at or on LinkedIn. Follow us on Twitter @NeprisApp


Tweet: Former 49er, author & motivational speaker Tyrone Smith talking w/students virtually through Nepris on February 12. #Teachers sign up at  #edtechchat @NeprisApp

Tags: Nepris, education, student, grit, determination, K-12, STEM, career exposure, Tyrone Smith, Team First and Goal, NFL

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