twan-russel.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — Twan Russell, a former Miami Dolphins player who founded the Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation, was tapped as spokesman for the year-long celebration of the Broward Education Foundation’s 30th anniversary. The announcement came from Jorene Jameson, president and CEO of the Broward Education Foundation.

“Twan’s passion and advocacy for youth literacy align him with the mission of the foundation,” Jameson said. “We are thrilled to have such a community-minded and caring individual as our spokesperson for this milestone year.”

Russell, the director of youth and community programs for the Miami Dolphins, says he is eager to support this cause. 

“I’ve seen firsthand what can happen when youth do not receive the proper education,” he said.  “That’s why I want to be part of any effort that supports students and their ability to get a quality education.” Russell, a product of the Broward County Public Schools and son of a 30-year Broward County middle school teacher, says that learning how to read was a big part of his overcoming his life growing up in the inner city.