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Why Misty Copeland Owes It All To A Boys & Girls Club

Misty Copeland speaks about the impact the Boys and Girls Club has on her career as a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater at the National Youth of the Year gala in Washington D.C.

She was 13 years old when it happened. At that age, she was used to sitting in the bleachers overlooking a basketball court at the Boys & Girls Club of San Pedro watching her brothers play. But on this particular day, she was invited to join her first ballet class on the court instead.

“I wouldn’t be Misty Copeland, a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, if it wasn’t for them” (Huffington Post).

To read more about her story, click here.

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