During a time when our area is seeing increased crime and younger suspects and victims, seven local businessmen, executives and entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to do something about it.
They feel like the difference for many boys is exposure and opportunity
And they’re using sports to do it.
Sports are cool, but sports are just a tool to get somewhere else in life,” said Shawn Kennedy, co-founder of Impact Camp.
Kennedy started the camp four years ago with a handful of partners.
“We needed to find a way to help our young brothers be exposed to different things,” he said.
Kennedy and his company partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the Charlotte Housing Authority to give the students free rides to the camp and Jon C. Smith University donated its facility for the week.
Read WSOC-TV's article "Family Focus': Free camp helps expose local kids to new opportunities," featuring the Charlotte Housing Authority.