Geoffrey Canada gave a moving speech at The Huffington Post's 2010 Game Changers celebration at Skylight Studios in Soho on Thursday night. Canada, who founded The Harlem Children's Zone, a non-profit that provides education and social-service programs to children and families, was voted the Ultimate Game Changer in Impact by Huffington Post readers.
Here's a sample from Canada's speech, which you can watch in full, below:
I can take you places that have been failing our children in this country for 40 or 50 years, and there is nothing that has changed. The same thing they did 30 years ago that didn't work, they're going to do today. And we can't have that in this country. We've gotta guarantee all of our kids an education.
I keep reminding Americans, someone's got to pay the bill for this deficit that we're running up. We better educate all these kids and put them to work.