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LL Cool J Comes to Pleasantville
Entertainment icon LL Cool J gave an inspiring talk to 100 teen boys at the Cottage Schools which serve at-risk and vulnerable youth.
In his speech to the rapt audience, he said, “You may come from a tough life, but you have to believe in yourself. Don’t limit yourself. Dig deep for what you really want and your dreams can come true.”
According to Michael Spindler, Chief Operating Officer of JCCA, “We are delighted that our teens could hear from such a shining role model who values family, education and perseverance. These are lessons we teach every day.”
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Jewish Child Care Association is a comprehensive child and family services agency. We work with those who need us most, including children who have been neglected or abused, immigrant Jewish families, and those building new lives. Most of our clients come to us because they struggle with poverty or family crises, and because they are working to create an independent future. JCCA helps more than 16,000 children and families every year and is consistently rated at the highest levels for the quality of our programs. In all our work, we are motivated by tikkun olam, the value within Jewish tradition that calls upon all of us to repair the world, and by our belief that every child deserves to grow up hopeful.