GOLDEN VALLY, Minn. - A St. Paul man is striving to keep young boys off the streets and out of trouble and he stopped by KARE 11 Today studios as one of this year's 11 Who Kare honorees.
Carlos Stewart runs a youth program called Regime Basketball out of the Dayton's Bluff Community Center on Saint Paul's east side.
His goal is to provide a safe haven for kids who need it the most.
However, it's not just about basketball. It's also about offering them lifeskills and teaching discipline.
Stewart says there's a lot of development mentally and physically going on that they're not understanding.
"I'll be honest. You can't save all the kids, but you just hope something you say reaches them. Something clicks."
Stewart lost his father at a young age. Now, at 30, he's trying to be that male role model that he missed.
Stewart says, "I truly want these kids to succeed in life."
Many of those who have joined Regime have graduated and gone to college. They have returned to tell younger kids that Carlos' hard drills and life skills really work.
Program volunteer Steve Randall has high praise for Stewart.
"Volunteers are everywhere and thank God for volunteers. But there's just some that have that special something and Carlos has that special something."
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