IMPACT
06/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lawrence Cann Founds Street Soccer USA To Help Homeless Teens

When Lawrence Cann was a young boy, his family's house burned to the ground. Luckily, the Canns had a support system of friends and family to help them through tough times, but the experience made an impression on the 9-year-old. Cann realized how easily a turn of events can land young people on the streets.

As an adult, Cann founded Street Soccer USA, using his favorite sport to help homeless youth rebuild their lives. The organization provides a network of friends to provide emotional support, while helping teens and young adults set tangible goals to find employment and housing.

CNN reports.

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