Students get virtual chat with Blake Martinez

Posted: 6:24 PM, May 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-29 19:24:30-04

Students got a chance to chat with linebacker Blake Martinez Tuesday through a virtual classroom experience.

It's all part of the Packers' and United Way's Character Playbook Live.

The digital character education program has reached more than 3,000 students across Wisconsin this school year.

It helps teach kids how to create and maintain healthy relationships.

"My thing is treat people the way they want to be treated," Martinez said. "I think you can be able to look at people across the room and see hey this person is down, this person isn't feeling good, what can i do to make them feel better?"

Martinez spoke with three classrooms today through video conferencing.

Nationwide, 2,400 schools have participated in the NFL's character-building initiative.