“ I honestly can’t think of anything to suggest because [The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation] seems to have every aspect of organization, football, fun and safety covered. Thank you for everything.”
– 2015 comment from parent of participating camper
Each year, since 2012, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation hosts the free Next Level Youth Football Camp in Piscataway, New Jersey to more than 450 boys and girls between seven and 17 years of age.
The fun, non-contact camp is designed to give each participant a solid foundation in football fundamentals and the ability to build life skills. The camp provides fundamental instruction on all offensive and defensive positions. Participants are grouped based on age, with an emphasis placed on skill development, safety, and fun.
Jenkins, a Super Bowl Champion, and Pro Bowl Safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, hosts the camp, inviting other prominent NFL players, such as: Larry Fitzgerald, Devin McCourty, Connor Barwin. The camp is a unique opportunity to learn from pros in an atmosphere designed to inspire and motivate.
NFL players along with local high school coaches provide a memorable experience for participants as they go through drills and state-of-the-art combine testing provided by Sport Testing, Inc.
Also, through a partnership with Safe Kids -NJ, more than 200 parents in attendance are offered a free seminar on sports safety that covers topics such as: concussion recognition and recovery, overuse injury prevention, sudden cardiac arrest in athletes, nutrition and hydration, importance of sleep in athletes, mental health and anti-bullying.