LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Master P laid out his vision in a song wanting all kids to be able to grow, and to dream no matter where you live.
Here at the Chestnut YMCA children are part of the game and part of Let the Kids Grow.
Children, 8 to 12-years-old, are invited along with their parents for a spirit building project to lift their self esteem.
It is part of an effort to reach them before bad things do.
Christopher 2X gives the children three basic principles that include: hoops, education and leadership advocacy.
Before the kids play ball each week they have to turn in their homework.
The pay off this past Saturday was meeting four UofL basketball players; that's the dream but then there is the reality check.
Nineteen-year-old Darrell Johnson was shot four times on June 19 but survived.
He wanted to say thanks to these children who sent him a get well card and is lucky to have a second chance.
He has met parents who lost their children to gun violence. A parent like Byron Bailey who's son Ivan was killed in April.
Byron Bailey is telling these children to stay in school and listen to your parents.
The Bailey's lost their son, looking for justice but also want a brighter future for these children.
Let the Kids Grow is part of the lyrics in Master P's song and his vision for these children.
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