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Editor’s Note: Salud Heroes are a weekly feature from the Salud America! Growing Healthy Change website, which aims to empower healthy changes in Latino communities through news, resources, and stories.
In a San Antonio neighborhood with high crime rates and high poverty rates, Dante Jones know people struggled to find after-school fitness and leadership programs.
To make a change, Jones decided to start Roll Models, a mentoring program that teaches kids important life lessons while getting them outside to bike and skate.
He wanted to bring the idea to more people.
Now, through a partnership with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and other community members, Jones’ group leads nearly 150 participants through the streets of San Antonio on monthly bike rides.
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