Video posted on April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am CST
For the Johnson brothers, if it weren’t for after-school programs, they would have no opportunity to succeed.
Lavan and Vannel are high school students and boxing champions. Lavan, currently ranked first in his age class, wants to box professionally. His brother Vannel wants to be an architect. They cite extracurricular programs as a key to success.
Lavan’s dream is to give Floyd Mayweather his first loss, but time is running out to get the retired boxer back in the ring.
For his brother, his success lies beyond his current world.
“I wanna be known before I leave this Earth. If I wanna be known in the world, I can’t just know African-Americans, I gotta know other races too,” Vannel said.