#GoodNews: Man Turns Life Around To Help Neighborhood Kids 

If you walked into Tyrique’s community center in South Phillidelphia, you’d see a man dedicating his days to the kids of his neighborhood. But it wasn’t always that way. 

Tyrique has lived a life of drug-dealing, crime, prison, and has been shot 11 times. For years he ran the block, but decided to turn his life around. 

“I got tired of my community following me in a negative direction and I wanted them to follow me in a positive direction.”

Today, Tyrique runs a community center out of a building he used to use for drug-dealing. The center gives children a safe place to enjoy summer camps, afterschool activities, or just play and get off the streets. He coaches a flag football team and a girl’s dance team, and helps connect people with addiction therapy, GED classes, and mental health counseling.


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