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"A look at Joe's Kids"

Joe's Kids visit the MSU athletic building.

Michigan State University Athletics and the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation have teamed up to create Joe's Kids. Joe's Kids, which is named in honor of the late Joe D. Pentecost, provides opportunities for the Lansing area youth to experience the color and pageantry of Spartan Athletics.

The H.O.P.E.(Helping Other People Excel) scholars who are invited to Joe's Kids Day begin their visit by eating breakfast at Case Hall, followed by a tour of the Clara Bell Smith Academic Center. The scholars  are then escorted to Spartan Stadium, by Michigan State student-athletes to enjoy watching a MSU football or basketball game.The Joe D Pentecost Foundation's goal is to provide the opportunity for underprivileged children in the Lansing area to attend MSU events and also experience MSU campus life.

 H.O.P.E. scholars are selected from four schools throughout Lansing: Gardner, Otto, Pattengill, and Pleasant View. Each participant must meet specific criteria for excellence, including academics, attitude and behavior in school.

Joe's Kids recieve tee shirts from the foundation.


MSU students speak to Joe's Kids about MSU campus life.

Joe's Kids Game Dates


September 13-2008

November 6-2010


March 1-2009 

February 28-2010

"By providing opportunities for underprivileged children in the Lansing area to experience college and attend MSU events. We hope to provide the encouragement and motivation they need to take that next step."