On January 10th, LaSalle School welcomed Albany Devil’s players Brandon Burlon and Joe Faust to campus. The Hanner Cultural Center was the scene of an assembly arranged through the cooperation of Devil’s CEO Christopher Ciceri and LaSalle’s Tom Deguire for some 40 students. The hockey pros spent time with the kids answering questions ranging from how did you get to play hockey for a career to how long have you been working to become a professional hockey player. Youth also heard about the player’s earliest recollections playing hockey and skating, balancing academics with sports, their motivations, challenges, and goals. At the end of their time together Borlon, a 4th year defenseman, and Faust, a 1st year defenseman, posed for photos with the LaSalle youth, met the kids and gave out autographs.
This activity occurred as LaSalle’s Spirit Week sponsored by the agency’s Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) got underway. Spirit Week is intended for the entire youth and staff populations of LaSalle, and encourages students to get involved and work together toward a united and common goal: Promoting and supporting LaSalle School. Anti-bullying and appropriate classroom and social behaviors and dress will be themes throughout the week.
Please watch this blog for details about the visit, and more information about Spirit Week.
LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The offices of The Counseling Center at LaSalle – an outpatient mental health clinic – are located at LaSalle School.