Inspiration | Getting Kids Off the Block

Diane Latiker raised eight kids in the Roseland neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago. She saw firsthand a generation of young people that were caught up in violence, dropping out of school and veering off path. So she decided to do everything she could to get those kids off the block.

Check out the video below to hear Diane’s story and learn more about her nonprofit organization, Kids Off the Block:

Stories like this are a great reminder that one person can do something to ignite change. Diane, thank you for devoting yourself to the youth, our future. To support Kids Off the Block check out their website and find out how you can get involved.

Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and as the co-host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism. is a space to share his inspiration, design tips, daily musings and more. Ty can currently be seen on TLC's Trading Spaces.

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