When OhioGuidestone graduated 60 eighth-grade students from The R Rules, they had a major-league surprise lined up. Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller was present to answer questions and take photographs with the graduates.

The R Rules is a process and curriculum to identify, access, build, and apply resources for success in school, at work, and in life. The R Rules uses a caseworker model, systems approach, and draws on concepts from Bridges Out of Poverty and A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

OhioGuidestone is a family services organization that uses Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World, The R Rules, and Tactical Communication to help break the cycle of poverty and build sustainability for the whole community.

Miller spent the morning with the R Rules graduates and accepted a thank you gift on behalf of the Cleveland Indians for funding The R Rules with money from the Larry Doby Fund. You can learn more in the article from the Cleveland Indians’ TribeVibe blog.

Check out this video from OhioGuidestone that details how their R Rules program works in concert with other offerings, like Tactical Communication, aha! Process’s professional development for school resource officers and other first responders.