Denver Broncos’ # 30 Safety David Bruton to be Keynote Speaker
at YESS Institute’s Mentoring Celebration on May 22th @ 6:00 pm
DENVER, CO – YESS Institute is excited to announce the addition of Denver Broncos Safety David Bruton as the keynote speaker at its annual year-end celebration at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on May 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm. Produced entirely by YESS Institute mentees and peer mentors from Denver Public Schools North, West and Lincoln High Schools for their parents and the community. The YESS Mentoring Celebration recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of each student as they work toward high school graduation.
“David Bruton embodies the very essence of what the YESS Institute is teaching its students: community leadership, character development and the value of education,” said Carlo Kriekels, YESS Institute Co-founder & Executive Director. “The YESS Institute is honored and the students are "super psyched" that David will be addressing the YESS community at the 2013 YESS Mentoring Celebration at the Broncos Stadium.”
The YESS Institute provides high school students the skills to shift the negative cycle of poverty, dropout and violence into a positive cycle of leadership development, civic engagement and economic contribution. The YESS Institute supports role models, agencies and schools through innovative emotional intelligence curriculum and peer mentoring. In the past 10 years, YESS Institute has achieved a 85% graduation rate for students previously considered the most at-risk for dropping out of high school. YESS peer mentors win prestigious scholarships such as Daniels, Boetcher and Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarships.
David Bruton is a fourth-year safety whose 32 special-teams tackles over the last three seasons rank second on the club. David posted 97 tackles (61 solo) as a senior at Notre Dame that marked the third-highest single-season total by a defensive back in school history to earn honorable mention All-America recognition from The NFL Draft Report. Selected by Broncos in 2009 NFL Draft, David appeared in all 16 regular-season games in 2012, tying for sixth on the team with three special-teams stops.
Event will be held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in East Club Lounge – Gate 7 – on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.