Connecting in a time of disconnect. Washington Post. 5.31.2020

June 7, 2020

For the past seven years, Curtis has been gathering at-risk young people — mostly African American boys who live in public housing and play sports — for a once-a-week group chat with SOUL, his community outreach program. Sometimes attendees discuss basketball, Curtis’s first love, but often the former coach steers the conversation toward education, business or the concept of success.

The point, mostly, is that they’re talking — and that, week after week, the kids know someone is there to listen.

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