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In lieu of the many recent economically crippling events that have devastated the United States, including a great recession, numerous natural disasters and a government absurdly in debt, America’s youth have received a hard blow to their futures. Budget cuts have put many adolescents at a three times higher risk of becoming hoodlums. With after-school sports programs being put on the back-burner, the after-school time gap is growing, especially in parts of the country like New Orleans where regional disaster has left the economy even worse off than the national one. National non-profit Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and Mercedes-Benz are collaborating together on the Up2Us Coach Across America Program in an attempt to give kids a way to stay crime-free.