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Why Misty Copeland Owes It All To A Boys & Girls Club

Misty Copeland will never forget her first ballet class. She was 13 years old when it happened. At that age, she was used to sitting in the bleachers overlooking a basketball court at her Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, California, watching her brothers play. But on this particular day, she was invited to watch a ballet class on the court instead. “The teacher called me to come down from the bleachers to join the class with the rest of the girls,” she recalled in a phone interview with The Huffington Post on Tuesday night.
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