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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  More than 200 students in Albany State University's National Youth Sports Program got a lesson in following their dreams Monday.

Students packed into the HPER Gymnasiums to hear from Dougherty County Judicial Circuit Staff Attorney Chimere Chisolm-Alston. It wasn't long ago that she sat where many students are today participating in the program.

She told students she hopes they never see the inside of a courtroom. Students were instead encouraged to remain disciplined, and to respect others. 

"I'm not really encouraging them to be an attorney, not really encouraging them to be a part of the law enforcement system," said Dougherty Co. Judicial Circuit Attorney Chimere Chisolm Alston. "I am encouraging them to follow their dreams and to stay connected to opportunities like this that can get them to where they're going in life."

She also encouraged students to take advantage of the opportunities offered to them. Students will hear from the Albany Police Department's Gang Task Force Tuesday.

 

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