This week undefeated lightweight contender, Devin “The Dream” Haney (19-0, 13 KOs), who is the current WBC Youth and USBA champion, presented an influential speech to at risk youth at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in San Francisco, CA.
Devin spoke about the importance of staying away from gangs and drugs, in addition to setting goals and working hard.
Haney, who attended Booker T. as a young child, was thrilled to give back to the organization, as he spent three hours with the kids, talking about living a healthy life style while keeping a positive attitude.
“It was great hanging out with the kids at Booker T.,” said Devin Haney. “I spoke to all of them about staying out of trouble and following their dreams. I was once in their shoes, so I can relate to them on a personal level. After speaking to them, I felt I made a difference in their mindset and it was an unbelievable experience.”
The Booker T. Washington Community Service Center provides a variety of programming for school aged students. The activities range from after-school academic coaching to enrichment classes.