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Florida church hosts second annual Next Generation Youth Forum


Curtis Johnson Sr. hosted the second annual Next Generation youth forum, touching on the importance of keeping those in the right perspective. (Photo by Vin Mannix, Bradenton Herald, via www.bradentonherald.com)

The Bradenton Herald in Florida reports:

PALMETTO — Brother Curtis Johnson Sr. has spent 40 years of his life, mostly at the Eleventh Street Church of Christ, providing spiritual guidance and life lessons to the people.
He’s also spent 30 years training athletes, among them his Olympian sprinter son, Curtis Johnson Jr.
Today, Johnson will host the second annual Next Generation youth forum that will touch on the importance of keeping those in the right perspective.
“Many of our young folks have a one-track mind: I’m going to be a professional athlete,” said Johnson, 60. “The percentages of that happening are very low. Studies are what take you further.
“After you make your last play or last point, when you fill out a job application, there isn’t going to be anything on there for how many yards you got or how many points you scored or how fast you used to be.”

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