I came across this article a few weeks ago when I was browsing some sites (as I usually do) and became interested in this organization. Or more particularly, with this person.
To me, what he's doing is a very heroic thing to do, for he only wants the best for these kids because he's been through it, he's been there, done that, and he does not want them to just be roaming around the streets at night or getting into fights whenever they want.
I recommend that you read this article from CNN first, and then ponder for why he is one of our heroes of today. Or why he deserves to be considered one.
And of course, he can't do it all to himself too. He needs volunteers and other helping hands, like this group that he co-founded, the Dynamic Teen Company, an organization that assist their fellow youth to study at school instead of getting into violence and gang fights, which used to be a very common scene in the founders' schools. Today, the group holds various programs in improving the youth awareness projects and other activities as well. Do visit their site if you have the time and if you're interested.