Former University of Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, whose parents are from American Samoa, has teamed up with California based non-profit group CASE Project to set up literacy workshops - called "Samoan Voice" - and American football clinics throughout this week in the territory.
The first event was held yesterday with youth athletic training for ages 9 to 13.
Masoli is currently playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League, who have teamed up with him on the series of football camps and community projects in American Samoa.
Masoli was born and raised in San Francisco but visited American Samoa when he was younger, a couple of times in the summer.
He said the one thing that always stood out in his mind was how much heart the people had in the territory and how much passion players had when it came to football.
"I just knew that Samoans out here in American Samoa weren't having access to all the resources that I was able to," he said.
"The one thing I always told myself is, if I ever made it or if I was to ever keep playing in my career that I will always try to come back and do something with the kids."
Jeremiah Masoli said he was on island to help the kids in what ever ways he can along with his team, which includes three educators, who will be conducting literacy workshops, and the rest for athletic clinics.