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In America two million young people are arrested every year due to juvenile crime that according to the head of the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Rock since the -- says the reason for that is because many children do not feel any connection to their communities.
And one of the best ways to change all of that is to make sure that kids have support from members of their community who are willing to step up and be a mentor to the children.
Well one of those matters is NBA great LeBron James he's our focus of today it's beyond the during.
-- -- the best thing that happened to me and my childhood is that I ahead.
And ahead sports figures and -- Celebrities that I looked up to.
You know those.
All those figures -- helped me get away from.
My every -- life and every day life for LeBron James is a child growing up in the inner city of Akron Ohio.
Was far and away from the NBA phenom he is today.
He says the expectation that onlookers had then was that he would become nothing more then a statistic of failure.
But LeBron had other plans.
I'm never -- no one ever shut the door on my dream and I'm still living and obviously it.
-- -- -- -- -- Superstar of the game he loves LeBron uses his celebrity to do charity events to raise money for programs like the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Plus raise awareness that children in the inner city need our help.
At a Boys and Girls Club youth of the year event in Washington DC.
LeBron joined Denzel Washington Ron Howard and the singer -- shot today.
To give his support to an organization that has provided him with mentors who help mold him.
In the becoming the successful person he is today.
LeBron recalls how he is one of the many children who grew up in a single parent home.
Living in a rough neighborhood of Akron Ohio.
Instead of falling victim to the temptations of joining a gang or life of crime.
James found hope and encouragement there -- mother mentors and others who help them focus on his skills on and off the basketball court.
Just -- my mother enough you know like us -- ahead.
Coaches -- coaches.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Kind of shared the same bonds and the adults who don't help us get to those points you know it's some of those dreams that we ravenous kids and you know I never take -- turn.
Not wanting to forget -- pas LeBron uses his present day success.
To help other children throughout America.
To date he has given more than three million dollars to help children -- -- great futures beyond the dreams.
Well I think you know man -- do the Q -- grows up it's.
Some of the same circumstances and -- -- in resistant to never let anyone -- the Norwegian government anyone.
-- or should nonetheless her dream.
You know you have the dream shall always work towards it.
And he's still working towards his dream of course -- becoming an NBA title championship title holder.
Meantime LeBron says the reason he continues to do so much work.
With the Boys and Girls Club America as well as other youth groups throughout the country is because he believes it will benefit the kids America's future.
He -- reward to -- a child smile because of something.
That you've done for them.
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