Michael Vick Tells Graduates, ‘Think Before You Act’

Michael Vick continues to inspire young people by talking about  his past troubles and warning them against making the same mistakes that led to his stint in prison.

On June 10, Vick gave his first commencement speech at Camelot For Kids schools in Philadelphia. Camelot has seven alternative schools in Pennsylvania that educate students who dropped out or were expelled from their original schools due to poor grades or behavioral issues. Vick spoke to 450 students about the importance of making good decisions in life.

“Think before you speak, think before you act, think before you make decisions in your life,” Vick said. “I stand before you today a changed man. Use me as an example as how to become an instrument of change. You can do it as well.”

Vick surprised Monica Joseph, 18, and Ricky Savage, 19, with $5,000 college scholarships. –a.r.

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.


  • Debbie Jackson
    June 13, 2011

    go mike go and keep your head up love you man

  • Eervin44
    June 21, 2011

    Good Advice:) Keep up the good work and stay handsome too:) It don’t make no sense you look this chocolate & good looking:)

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