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March 9, 2020 67 min

For Episode 6, we had the incredible opportunity to sit down at the Riverplex with Carl Cannon, Founder of ELITE Youth Outreach. Earlier this year, Carl was featured on the Returning the Favor show (hosted by Mike Rowe) and we had so many people reach out asking us to get him on the podcast. So when he said yes, we were ecstatic!

Carl has such a huge heart for Peoria, and he has such a huge story to tell. We could barely touch the surface of who he is and all he's doing in the hour we had with him.

So in this episode, we talk about Carl's experience growing up in Peoria, his multiple deployments in the military (and his split-second decision that led to that career!), his career as a corrections officer, the work he does today to support local youth, how the people of Peoria should shift their perspective on the violence in the city, the book that's being written about his life, and a whole lot more.

We really enjoyed this conversation and hope you do as well!

Links:
Returning the Favor w/ Mike Rowe (Watch this!)
ELITE Youth Outreach Website
ELITE Youth Outreach Facebook Page

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