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A Place to Go, A Place to Grow: Simple Things That Make a Difference for At-Risk Kids
by Lou Dantzler
The inspirational story of the man who, as founder of the Challengers Boys and Girls Club, has been a father figure to over 30,000 young people.
"If it wasn't for Challengers, where would these kids be?" - Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Lou Dantzler founded Challengers in his besieged neighborhood in the wake of the 1960s Watts riots. What started out as a circle of 12 boys meet...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Rodale Books
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This is such an inspiring memoir. Lou Dantzler worked at a Boys & Girls Club in CA during the time of the riots. He saw a neighborhood that was beaten down and terrified of gangs, drug use, and violence and found a way to provide a haven for the children of that area. Through the BGC, Lou and his staff offered a safe place for kids to be kids. The lessons that they instilled in them were carried into their home lives to make them stronger, better citizens.