When he’s not leading North Carolina Central to the NCAA Tournament or preparing to coach U.S.A. Basketball, LeVelle Moton takes the time to assist those in need.
Jasmyn Holland, a student at a local North Carolina high school, attempted suicide last month in part because of sustained bullying she received from her peers.
Learning of her story through social media, Moton reached out to the teen.
“It struck a chord with me because I have a 6 year old, and I used to be a high school teacher,” Moton told ABC 11. “So I know the problems that these teenagers of today go through and it’s quite different from ours.”
Holland, who is a cheerleader at her high school, was recently treated to lunch by Moton.
“Her job is to love herself and be on this earth and live her purpose as long as she can and find her calling,” Moton said. “I’m going to help her do that, and hopefully other people can see this story and get involved.”