We’ve seen the last twenty years of failure by local governments investments in private corporations. We’ve also seen a rise in gangs, drop out rates, crime.
Why? Because the City of Dayton stopped investing in the youth- and youth sports programs. We’ve cut our parks and rec’s program to bare bones. Look at Kettering- a BMX track, Delco park with it’s multitude of soccer fields- the Rob Dyrdek designed skate park. Dayton has amulti-million dollar fountain that misfires.
Greg Hunter and David Esrati talk about youth sports in todays Dayton Grassroots Daily Show v34
Let’s start investing in people- not corporations if we want to move Dayton forward again. Strong neighborhoods, strong youth programs, strong place to do business.