KC’s Higher Aspirations teaches young men to have productive futures

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- High Aspirations, a non-profit group made up of men mentoring African American young men and boys ages 8 to 18, hopes to yield great dividends for their participants futures.

Henry Wash, who founded the group in 2004 says he wanted to give young men in the urban core life skills to help them become productive people.

When Wash was a young man, he says he was mentored by Henry Block of H&R Block and Bill Dunn, Jr. from J.E. Dunn Construction Co.

Now Wash is paying it forward by mentoring African American boys to help serve as a springboard for their future.

Achieving one's dreams is what led Gina Hopkins to enroll her 14-year-old son Curtis in the program.  Hopkins says her son, a high school freshman, is thinking about college, which wasn't on his radar before the program.

For more information about the program, visit the High Aspirations website.

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