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78. “No One Else Is Doing Something Like This” with Shane Young

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Who would have thought an English mid-19th-century sport would empower inner-city students to overcome?

My guest today is Shane Young. Shane co-founded Memphis Inner City Rugby and is a former Teach for America Educator. After working in the inner city school system and knowing there had to be a new way to additionally transform lives, Shane and his co-founder launched Memphis Inner City Rugby from scratch. As you’ll hear in this interview, they’ve put everything they’ve had into this work.

This work has evolved to way more than just Rugby. Their work provides mentorship, job creation, nutrition, counseling, transportation, and much more. There are 11,000,000 children in poverty in the U.S.A, and this organization knows how to reduce that number.

On this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Why some non-profits become a shell of what they once were as they scale. How to fight against it
  • Why and how Rugby transforms lives and helps girls and boys overcome the opportunity gap
  • The unrealized opportunity that the U.S.A. Rugby has to accelerate the transformation of lives across the U.S.A.
  • Plus much more

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