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The program Steve Harvey believes could 'change everything' for city schools

He's known for making us laugh, but Emmy Award-winning TV host Steve Harvey has a serious message for inner-city schools that are having a hard time reaching children. He sat down with Project Baltimore to tell us about his unconventional plan that could benefit cities like Baltimore.

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- He's known for making us laugh, but Emmy Award-winning TV host Steve Harvey has a serious message for inner-city schools that are having a hard time reaching children. He sat down with Project Baltimore to tell us about his unconventional plan that could benefit cities like Baltimore.

“We are a great country” Harvey says, “everybody should be able to get an education here.”

Harvey says failing schools are no joke, and he has a solution that could help engage young men.

“If this programing were in school it would change everything,” Harvey says.

That program is the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men, which he says, is geared toward 13 to 18-year-old boys raised by single moms.

Through the program, they learn leadership and responsibility from male role models who’ve found success in business, entertainment and the military. The goal, says Harvey, is to “teach the principles of manhood and dream building.”

“The facilities are inadequate. The teachers are underpaid. They don’t have the tools to go to school. And then they don’t have a dream. They don’t have a reason to go to school. You put dream building and mentorships in schools, and you would change thousands and thousands of lives.”

Harvey himself went to public school in Cleveland, and says many of the struggles he faced are the same problems young people face today. He credits his father for being the positive influence that made a difference in his life- a difference that inspired him to start his mentoring program.

For more information about Steve Harvey’s mentoring camp visit: harveyfoundation.com

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