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Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America Paperback – December 10, 1998
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The work of Mr. Canada and HCZ has become a national model and has been the subject of many profiles in the media. Mr. Canada is featured in the 2010 documentary Waiting for "Superman". Their work has been featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "60 Minutes," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "CBS This Morning," "The Charlie Rose Show," National Public Radio's "On Point," as well in articles in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, USA Today, and Newsday.
Mr. Canada was a recipient of the first Heinz Award in 1994. In 2004, he was given the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education and Child Magazine's Children's Champion Award. In October 2005, Mr. Canada was named one of "America's Best Leaders" by U.S. News and World Report. A third-degree black belt, Mr. Canada continues to teach the principles of Tae Kwon Do to community youth along with anti-violence and conflict-resolution techniques.
Mr. Canada is also the East Coast Regional Coordinator for the Black Community Crusade for Children. The Crusade is a nationwide effort to make saving black children the top priority in the black community. This initiative is coordinated by Marian Wright Edelman and the Children's Defense Fund.
The National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol called Mr. Canada, "One of the few authentic heroes of New York and one of the best friends children have, or ever will have, in our nation."
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Until I read Geoffrey's books, I thought I had a clear idea of the dynamics of the poverty syndrome, the effects on community and individuals and the deep and hopeless anguish and fear this generates. Geoffrey sheds more light on these dynamics. but also indicates how to move to eradicate a huge percentage of the downward pull holding so many innocent people in its vice-grip.
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Impressive, touching book. Full of truths so simple, but needing to be spoken again and again. I learned a great deal, with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dennis Villacorte
When someone actually done it and they're effective in what they do and it's worked for decades and you write a book about your experiences on it for others to benefit and learn... Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by kendrick
Thank you Mr. Canada for this book! I read it to understand my inner-city students and thought it was so accessible and poignant I should share it...so I made it assigned reading. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by Rachel Thomas
A very inspiring book. BUT, I was looking for actions that I can take, not just to hear about his experiences. I'm already inspired.Published on November 10, 2012 by Amazon Customer