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Every other Thursday, football players at Southern High School read and serve as mentors to elementary students at Sumner Elementary.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- On the field and off the field, football players at Southern High are continuing to be role models in the community.

School officials tell WFMY News 2 the players go to Sumner Elementary every other Thursday to read and mentor the younger students.

Some of the older players once were students at Sumner, which has helped the two groups form a successful partnership.

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