Black History: Death Of A Teen Changed Course Of Life For Chauncy Glover
WWJ Newsradio 950 celebrates Black History Month by recognizing local young African American professionals and their heroes.
DETROIT (WWJ) – Chauncy Glover is a television reporter on a mission, not just to get a story, but to help young teenage boys in Detroit succeed in life.
Glover took action after he came across the body of a dead teenager while on a story at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.
“It just wouldn’t leave my mind and I began to pray and ask God what is it I can do?
What can I do to become a part of the solution? he wondered.”And He led me to go back into Martin Luther King high school and I talked with the teachers there, the Principle, and I identified young men in that school who were deciding am I going to go left or am I going to go right – so I adopted them and they became the first class of the Chauncy Glover Project.”
Glover put in the start-up money for the Chauncy Glover Project – to the tune of $10,000.
The payoff is in the future successful lives of the young men he helps guide through high school and create opportunities with mentors.
The Alabama native looks to a number of giants in Black History for inspiration including some in his own family.
“We found out that I had a great, great-uncle who marched in Selma, (Alabama ) so it’s people in my family … my grandfather, my uncles and my dad, these are men, Southerners, southern gentleman, who I watched work, and they told me … if you want to have something in life, you’ve got to work.”
[Find out more about the Chauncy Glover Project HERE].
WWJ Newsradio 950 celebrates Black History Month by recognizing our local young African American professionals and their heroes. You can listen to these reports weekdays at: 6:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 3:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m..