Sportswriter David Aldridge offers mentoring advice to St. Anthony students

Growing up a four-minute drive from the Brookland school when he came to speak at a mentoring event Jan. 11, veteran sportswriter David Aldridge could be forgiven for feeling a bit nostalgic when he arrived at St. Anthony Catholic School in Northeast Washington.

But all good feelings aside, Aldridge stood before a couple dozen boys from the pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school, a handful of girls, other students and staff members to deliver a serious message: they are ultimately responsible for their actions and their fate. Not only that, but each one has to take account for how they feel about themselves.

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