Dr. King’s legacy: Nonprofit inspires kids, teens through civil rights icon’s teachings

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is multi-faceted: It’s inspired social justice battles just as much as it has inspired many to be of service.

With Dr. King’s contributions serving as a guide, Tesha Boyd has dedicated a large part of her life to inspiring kids and teens through Dr. King’s teachings.

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“Yes, we teach them, they did not know it prior to coming here,” Boyd told Channel 9′s Jonathan Lowe. “They heard about Dr. King, they knew they were out for school, and many of them say, ‘I think he was a preacher.’”

Boyd launched her nonprofit Promise Youth Development seven years ago. It’s centered around community service.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Lowe explains how the nonprofit is helping kids and teens build relationships and opportunities for the future.

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