Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Tyrique Glasgow, of South Philadelphia, was once a drug dealer who served time in a prison and during his life of crime sustained 11 gunshot wounds.
Tyrique realized the community looked to him as the guy who “ran” their block. He saw young kids looking up to him as the person to follow. It was then he stopped what he was doing and turned his life around for the better.
Now, Tyrique runs a community center out of a building that used to be known for drug dealing. The center gives kids a safe place to enjoy camps and summer activities away from the violence in their area. He also coaches a flag football team and a dance squad.
Tyrique runs Young Chances Foundation which creates safe programs for urban youth and low-income families. And, he turned a vacant lot once used by dealers into a community vegetable garden. He also helps adults with addiction and helps with their GED classes.
Learn more about Tyrique’s story as covered by the CNN.
Talk about turning your life around and then some! Inspiring those kids to do better and be better is a great example to set.
We’re happy to call Tyrique Glasgow our ACC Hero of the Week!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!