Bill Belichick, head coach and general manager of the New England Patriots, said in a recent interview on ESPN that “we are looking forward to competing hard” in Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. Bill Belichick knows what he is talking about.
I always thought of myself one of the lucky ones. Luck, it seemed, was the sole determinant for who made it out of my neighborhood. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1980s, it seemed that violence and poverty were all around me; but still, I got out – one of the lucky ones.
The growing number of young people who do not have access to modern learning opportunites continues to grow and greatly affect our local communities.
You have heard the statistics and know the challenges.