5 things to know about returning New Orleans Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins

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Jenkins’ influence extends into the community as well

True to the team name, again-Saint Jenkins remains a pillar in the communities he’s lived in and is the gold standard of a social justice advocate.

In 2010, Jenkins launched his nonprofit charity, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, to effectuate positive change and impact on the lives of youths in under-served communities.

His philanthropic resume includes launching “a new educational program in Philadelphia; celebrating the first college cohort of Malcolm Jenkins Scholars in Louisiana; assisting 1,200 families with food and essential resources in Ohio and mentoring 425 youth through the 6th annual Next Level Youth Football Camp in New Jersey among other events and programs throughout the year.”

Even further, acting on the issues of gun violence and police brutality, Jenkins met with the Philadelphia Police Commissioner in 2018 to invoke major change, rode through neighborhoods with the police, and, joined by four other NFL players, visited the White House to speak with Congress.

He received the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow for his outstanding efforts, and was awarded the 2017 Byron “Whizzer” White Award. Malcolm Jenkins is truly synonymous with the term leadership.

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