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.
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.