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Childhood Experiences Call Banker To Mentorship

A senior vice president at Bank of America isn't afraid to speak up when he sees teenagers acting up.

Densel Fleming wears buttoned-down shirts, polished shoes and an
office on the 22nd floor.

On his bus ride to work one morning, he overheard two teenage boys talking so loudly everybody aboard could hear. The boys had been kicked out of school and were celebrating.

Fleming listened for a while then spoke up. He talked with the teenagers about the importance of an education. He told them about a mentoring program he's involved with, and he gave them his phone number and asked them to call.

If he didn't make time for the teens, who in their lives would?

Fleming says he doubts he would be as successful now if an uncle and grandfather hadn't made time in their lives to be in his.


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