U-Turn Luncheon aims to change young lives

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police hosted an event aimed at turning lives around today. The point of the U-Turn Luncheon was to pair young people who need a change in their life with local professionals.

Chris Phillips was there to represent WWAY.

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Speaker Keijuane Hester, made bad choices that landed him in prison, but he owned up to his mistakes and turned his life around, he now owns a successful business. Hester believes young people need role models.

“It’s always good for kids to see a positive image, and it’s not about how far you get knocked down,” Hester said. “It’s about how quickly you can bounce back and get back up.”

Today’s U-Turn Luncheon was for men. A luncheon for women is also planned.