LeVelle Moton, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball at North Carolina Central University

“To be complLMSelfieetely honest with you, The Boys and Girls Club is the reason that I am alive today. I come from a housing project that only produced six college attendees over a span of 35 years, and those six had one thing in common – and that was The Boys & Girls Club. I joined the Club when I was five, and it immediately became a safe haven for my older brother and me. My life was extremely complicated, and each day I was forced to make a decision that could mean life or death, literally. The staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs showed me that I could be someone and that there was a life for kids outside the housing projects. Socially, athletically, and morally, I could not ask for anything more. Needless to say, I owe EVERYTHING that I am to The Boys & Girls Clubs.  To me, it is truly the Club that beat the streets”.

The 12 Days of Impact (Nov. 20-Dec. 1) features Club stories to get everyone inspired for #GivingTuesday on December 1st, 2015. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving reminding us that the spirit of the holiday is about community and not just consumerism. Click here to learn more/ play a critical role in shaping the lives of our community’s young people this holiday season!