During today's Mission Possible, we told you about Lamont Levels.
He was only 12 when he started a gang.
By the time he was 23, his gang turned against him.
Gang members shot him in the head and left him blind.
That happened on January 2, 2001.
Levels is now trying to help at-risk kids in the Dallas area to see there's a better way to live their lives.
He's working with LaKerrie Owens, the founder and executive director of Dallas-based Youth Conversion.
Here's a link to her group.
Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington wants to help fix our schools by focusing on reducing the growing problem of high school dropouts across the nation. Washington is the spokesman for Boys and Girls Club's new program, “Be Great: Graduate," to help students complete grade levels and graduate on time. He spent many of his childhood years at a Boys and Girls Club. He spoke with CNN's Tony Harris along with Mona Dixon, the 2010-2011 National Youth of the Year on Wednesday.