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Local Man Giving Philadelphia Kids Chance To Learn Art Of Barbering

Credit: CBS 3 Philly
Published on February 18, 2020 - Duration: 03:44s
Vittoria Woodill reports.
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Local Man Giving Philadelphia Kids Chance To Learn Art Of Barbering

INSTALLATION OF THE ARCHBISHOPNELSON PEREZ ON "EYEWITNESSNEWS" COMING UP AT 5:00.GETTING A HAIRCUT CAN BEONE OF THOSE SIMPLE THINGSTHAT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCEIN HOW YOU FEEL.YET FOR SOME IN THEPHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY BEINGABLE TO AFFORD A FRESH CUTISN'T ALWAYS SENSIBLE.VITTORIA WOODILL INTRODUCESUS TO A LOCAL MAN WHO GIVESPHILLY KIDS A CHANCE TO GETCUTTING AND LEARN THE ART OFTHE BARBERING.SOME KIDS ARE AS YOUNG AS NINEYEARS OLD.REPORTER: TO BECOME ALICENSE BARBER IT TAKES 1250HOURS.BUT IN JUST FOUR WEEKS, ONCE AWEEK FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF,STUDENTS FROM AGES SEVEN TO 21AT DIVERSIFIED COMMUNITYSERVICES CENTER.THERE YOU GO.REPORTER: WILL GET THEIRCHANCE TO GO BEHIND THE CHAIRAND TAKE PART IN THE JUNIORBARBER ACADEMY.THIS INDUSTRY YOU HAVE TOCARRY YOURSELF AS APROFESSIONAL IF YOU WANT TORECEIVE PROFESSIONAL CUTS.THIS IS A BUSINESS.THIS IS NOT A SIDE HUSTLE.REPORTER: FOUNDED BY TMICHAEL BOONE BOONE JUNIORBARBER ACADEMY TRAVELS THEWORLD BRINGING BARBERINGSKILLS AND MORE TO STUDENTS.I TEACH SOFT SKILLS, ITEACH THE SKILLS OF TIME MAGMANY, I TALK TO THEM ABOUT THEPROFESSIONALISM, HOW TO CARRYYOURSELF.REPORTER: HIS ACADEMYDOESN'T LEAVE STUDENTS WITH ALICENSE BUT DOES LEAVE THEMWITH A LESSON.HAIRCUT IN THE HOOD MEANSEVERYTHING.HAIRCUT MEAN EVERYTHING, ISTHAT RIGHT?YES.YOU GET IT CUT AND YOU ARETHE MAN IN THE WORLD AT THEHOME.WHEN IOWAS GROWING UP MYMOM ONLY HAD MONDAY TOY PAYBILLS, TO PUT FOOD ON THETABLE.I GREW UP WITHOUT A HAIRCUTFOR A LICENSING TIME.I STARTED CUTTING HAIR AT12.I DIDN'T HAVE AMEN FOR.I DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY THATSHOWED ME WHAT TO DO.I WANT TO BE THAT FOR SOMEONEELSE.EACH ONE OF THESE STUDENTS ISEE A LITTLE BIT OF ME.I WANT THESE YOUNG MEN ANDWOMEN THAT THEY CAN DIDWHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO ASLICENSING AS THEY PUT THEIRMIND TO IT.SOME ARE TAKING IT.I FEEL LIKE I WANTED TOWHEN I GET HOME I WANTED TO,BUY THE EQUIPMENT ON AMAZON.I WANTED TO TELL MY MOM LOOK IWILL GET, CUT MY HAIR OFF, I'MDOWN ARE FOR THIS.I WILL DO IT.I'M LIVING IN MY PURPOSERIGHT NOW.I FEEL LIKE THIS IS MYASSIGNMENT TO TEACH, HELP NEXTGENERATION BECOME BETTERBUSINESSMAN AND BETTERBARBERS.AS BARBERS WE ARE SUPERHEROES BUT INSTEAD OF USWEARING CAPES WE PUT THE CAPESON OTHER PEOPLE.REPORTER: SO COOL.SO I RAN INTO T MICHAEL WHEN IWAS AT A MARTIN LUTHER KINGDAY EVENT.I SAW THIS LIKE NINE YEAR-OLDKID, CUTTING THIS GUYS HAIR.HE LOOKED ABOUT 70 SOME YEARSOLD.I SAID WHO IS LETTING THIS KIDCUT HIS HAIR.I WENT UP TO THE KID AND SAID,WHO LIKE, BUT WHO IS LETTINGYOU CUT HIS HAIR, BUS, THEWHOLE NINE, I WALK OVER TO TMICHAEL YEAH, WELCOME TO THEJUNIOR BARBER A CADDY IN.HEYED TO DO THIS STORY ON THISBECAUSE I JUST LOVE HOWSOMEONE IN OUR COMMUNITY ISGIVING KIDS ON HIS TIME THETOOLS TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE APROBLEM THAT THEY HAVE.SOME OF THESE KIDS CANNOTAFFORD TO GET A HAIRCUT.SOME OF THESE KIDS WANT TOLEARN HOW TO CUT THEIR OWNHAIR.HE IS GIVING THEM THE ABILITYTO DO THAT.I THINK THIS IS THECOOLEST, THIS STORY IS CUTTINGEDGE.IT TRULY IS.WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT HESAID HE IS LIVING IN HISPURPOSE.THIS IS WHAT HE IS SUPPOSETODD DO.HE TELLS THESE KIDS TOO ANDI HAVE HEARD THIS I DON'T KNOWIF IT WAS IN THE MOVIE ONETIME BUT GRAVEYARDES RICHESTPLACE IN THE WORLD BECAUSEPEOPLE DIE WITH THEIR TALENTS.HE TALKS ABOUT HOW THIS IS HISPURPOSE, HIS TALL EVENT AND IFI CAN LIVE THROUGH YOU AND YOUCAN GIVE TO OTHERS, WHAT ANAMAZING WORLD THIS WOULD BE TO

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