Read this great feature about Charles Miller, and his contribution to the future of the Flint. Miller, a youth specialist in in the city (and uncle to GLHer Marcellus Miller) is making a difference in the lives of young people, teaching them fundamentals and (at the very least) providing them with “something to do…”
Nearly 100 parents and supporters cramped into the tiny gym at Scott Elementary school to watch the kids compete. Still, most people in the community only seem to be concerned with the negative acts committed by the city’s youth.
But thanks to Charles Miller, the Scott league is producing positives.
Miller has been working at Scott for 31 years. He is a 49-year-old graduate of Flint Southwestern in 1979. His official title is “Youth Specialist” but that doesn’t begin to sum up what all he contributes to the area’s young athletes.
“My heart has been always been with the youth. Most of the stuff that I do is volunteer, this is volunteer, and I’m not getting paid a dime,” Miller said. “It’s just all for the youth and my heart has been like that every since I’ve been here, rather getting paid or not paid. I just want to see kids have something to do where they wont use that excuse, ‘We didn’t have nothing to do.’ ”
— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops