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All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Buy cheap metabo extreme And he would have had one too -- if he didn't leave school early to play in the National Football League.

"I never saw sports as my future, buy cheap metabo extreme" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Buy cheap metabo extreme "I looked at it as a means to an end. Buy cheap metabo extreme I knew I wanted a major institutional degree in broadcast journalism."

It was this drive for success that the Patriots wide receiver stressed in his visit to Lowell High on Tuesday morning. Buy cheap metabo extreme Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, buy cheap metabo extreme along with the National Financial Educators Council, buy cheap metabo extreme sponsored Lloyd's visit as part of its MoneyStrong program, buy cheap metabo extreme which educates teens to be financially responsible through talks, buy cheap metabo extreme workshops and first-loan programs.

"The program is such a great education for kids coming out of school or going into college to learn about saving, buy cheap metabo extreme" said Michelle Silveira, buy cheap metabo extreme senior vice president at Jeanne D'Arc. Buy cheap metabo extreme "Even if they're saving as little as $10, buy cheap metabo extreme that's still making a difference."

Members of Jeanne D'Arc's financial-education department put on a presentation for about 100 Lowell High seniors, buy cheap metabo extreme covering everything from the mysterious fine print of credit-card agreements to the financial implications of choosing the right college. Buy cheap metabo extreme The students watched video clips of celebrities such as John Salley, buy cheap metabo extreme Christian Hosoi and Wilmer Valderrama, buy cheap metabo extreme each of whom talked about the tough path he faced in achieving his dream.

But the real star of the show was Lloyd, buy cheap metabo extreme who spoke to thestudents for about 20 minutes about how hard work can lead to financial success. Buy cheap metabo extreme He told of his hardworking hometown of Blue Springs, buy cheap metabo extreme Mo., buy cheap metabo extreme the type of place where the varsity quarterback was also the valedictorian and got a scholarship to Dartmouth. Buy cheap metabo extreme He recalled a moment in his youth when he asked his parents to buy him a video-game system, buy cheap metabo extreme which he soon learned he would have to buy himself after mowing more than a couple of lawns.

"Once you view money as something that requires labor, buy cheap metabo extreme youhave more respect for it, buy cheap metabo extreme" said Lloyd.

Wanting to get a degree just like the rest of his family, buy cheap metabo extreme each of whom was able to afford college through academic scholarships, buy cheap metabo extreme athletic scholarships or even enlistment in the Air Force, buy cheap metabo extreme Lloyd parlayed his considerable athletic ability (and dinner-plate-sized hands) into a football scholarship at the University of Illinois.

"When you have that discipline and focus, buy cheap metabo extreme that's what helps you stay on course with all the distractions that high school and college throw you, buy cheap metabo extreme" said Lloyd.

Lloyd took a tour of Lowell High when he arrived at about 9 a.m. Buy cheap metabo extreme After the presentation, buy cheap metabo extreme he sat in on a business class and ate lunch in the school restaurant. Buy cheap metabo extreme Though he encountered many Patriots fans, buy cheap metabo extreme Lloyd feels like his life lessons are universal and that as long as somebody learns a thing or two, buy cheap metabo extreme he's happy.

"I think that it doesn't matter how much money that (the students) will have in their future, buy cheap metabo extreme because each of them, buy cheap metabo extreme in some way, buy cheap metabo extreme will have money in their future, buy cheap metabo extreme" said Lloyd. Buy cheap metabo extreme "But all it takes is one kid. Buy cheap metabo extreme I come from a family of educators, buy cheap metabo extreme and one thing my dad would always say is that he'd teach all these years for one student to get something out of it."

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