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'Beyond The Ball': Chicago Couple Helps Kids Stay Out Of Gangs With Sports Program

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Looking to make a difference for young people in a Chicago neighborhood riddled with gang violence, Rob and Amy Castaneda founded "Beyond The Ball," a sports programs for kids.

The program is so popular, it has since expanded to five other schools.

Amy Castaneda told CNN, "I think the most powerful thing is that we have participants who come back and say 'you saved my life.' "

Supporters can learn more about the organization -- and make a donation -- on

CNN reports from Chicago.