Wednesday, February 18, 2009

American football coach making a difference in tough LA communities

I have never been a fan of American football but you don't need to be a fan of the game to admire the football coach, Pete Carroll. He coaches college football with enthusiasm and a positive attitude that includes taking advantage of "teachable moments" - taking a mistake and learning from it - when the players misbehave and need discipline. But that's not all. He also devotes time to A Better LA, an organization he created that's dedicated to reducing violence - by empowering change - in some of the worst gang crime areas of Los Angeles. Watch the episode from "60 Minutes" about the inspiring coach:
Watch CBS Videos Online (link via the blog, Monkeys in My Trees)

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