2014 CNN Hero Juan Pablo Romero GOOD for Kids

A teacher in Guatemala saw his students were struggling with drugs and gangs.  Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes turned part of his home into an after-school community center.  Today, his nonprofit offers free classes, tutoring, meals and low-cost medical care. 

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Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime. When Romero Fuentes became a teacher in his hometown, he found that many of his students were struggling with the same issues his generation had faced. So, at 23, and with his parent's blessing, Romero Fuentes turned part of his family's home into a community center.  Today, his program offers free classes, tutoring and meals, as well as low-cost medical care. To date, his nonprofit, Los Patojos (the Little Ones) has helped more than 1,000 children. "In a violent country, the only weapon we can have is love. These kids are already powerful, but they don't know that yet." - See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=5902#sthash.H2Ew52Aw.dpuf
Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime. When Romero Fuentes became a teacher in his hometown, he found that many of his students were struggling with the same issues his generation had faced. So, at 23, and with his parent's blessing, Romero Fuentes turned part of his family's home into a community center.  Today, his program offers free classes, tutoring and meals, as well as low-cost medical care. To date, his nonprofit, Los Patojos (the Little Ones) has helped more than 1,000 children. "In a violent country, the only weapon we can have is love. These kids are already powerful, but they don't know that yet." - See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=5902#sthash.H2Ew52Aw.dpuf

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