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Strive2Thrive lifts families out of poverty

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its second Strive2Thrive class. They're looking for families motivated to work to help themselves get out of poverty.

Nine of ten families who participated in the first class stuck with the 17 week program and graduated last week. The Chamber wants 15 families to participate in the second class.

The program pairs families with mentors and helps them focus on their future.

"You set your priorities you set your goals, you set your own achievable. It's not society trying to fit you into one particular way of doing business or your life, so you have a future story at the end of this," said Catherine Glover, Albany Chamber of Commerce President.

The class will begin October 14th. Families get a stipend for participating. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 229.434.8700 ext. 207 to find out how to apply or click HERE.

 

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