Dave Durocher was arrested for the first time at the age of 13. By the time he was 38, he had been to prison four times for a total of 15 years. In this TEDx talk he shares the story of when he was given the chance to change his life, and how he could never have imagined what the future had in store for him.
When Dave was given the option to go to Delancey Street in Los Angeles, he was facing 29 years in prison. Dave was at Delancey Street for 8 years and became the Managing Director of their 250 person Los Angeles facility for the last 5 of those years. He is now devoting his life to creating a place where the most lost among us can come to learn about integrity, honesty, hard work and self-respect.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx