S1 Episode 4 - It Takes a Village
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In the fourth episode of Aftermath Philadelphia, Captain Gillespie sits down with three Philadelphia area high school football coaches. Coach Pat Montgomery of Boy's Latin , Coach Nick Lincoln of Delaware Military Academy (formally of Imhotep) and Coach Valencia Peterson of the organization ODAAP (Open Door Abuse Awareness Prevention). In this episode they discuss how it takes a village to raise a child, along with the real struggles and challenges some students have. Which include food issues and how to deal with being victims of trauma. The conversation digs deeper into a discussion on how not to normalize violence, and the importance of prevention when dealing with gun violence. Each coach gives their unique perspective on what it is like to coach young men in today's environment along with what coaching truly means to them. 

This episode is dedicated to all the coaches and mentors who dedicate their lives to helping young people find better options and pathways in life. 

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