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Chris Conley Emphasizes the Importance of Character to Local Kids Via Virtual Uplink
Kansas City Chiefs | 7 days ago

When it comes to virtual life coaching, Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver Chris Conley and Cheerleader LaKeyna have it covered.

The duo spoke with nearly 400 kids at six local schools via virtual uplink on Monday as part of the NFL's Character Playbook LIVE initiative, which strives to equip young people with the tools they need to establish healthy relationships.

It marked the second time that Conley and LaKeyna found themselves in classrooms throughout Kansas City, as the pair teamed up for a similar endeavor last September.

"I think that our society has so many different pressures that fall upon our youth, and it starts at a very young age," LaKeyna said. "The more that we can get out in front of it and teach them how to be the best person that they can be – that's something that I definitely want to be a part of."

Those pressures are compounded by the existence of social media, which presents new problems for today's youth on a daily basis.

"As things change, we can't do anything about how technology and social media advance, but we can control how we deal with people in the world," Conley said. "If we continue to approach it the way we used to - loving our neighbors – and we do that through these new platforms, then things will be alright. That's what we're trying to convey to these kids, because they're encountering these things at such a young age."

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