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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than 100 Albany students participate in the BRYAMA summer program, run by the Moorehouse School of Medicine and Dougherty County Schools.

Every Friday it gets kids out of the classroom in an enrichment program that teaches more about the community they live in.  

Students stopped at Cooper Tire and talked about why the plant is closing. They also rode by Procter & Gamble and stopped at the Bridge House and Thronateeska to learn more about Albany's history. 

"Believe it or not they are quite aware of it because it is affect them not only in their homes but in their communities as well so they know this because they hear mommies and daddies talking about the high rise of gas this is closing that's going on," said Brenda Blackshear the instructor.

The summer program runs Monday through Friday from eight to two and teaches students the importance of recycling and being good stewards in the community.

 

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