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Youth program gets state money

October 13, 2006

Dawson -- A Terrell County program that helps keep kids in school and out of trouble gets statewide recognition.

The "Positive Direction Youth Center" sponsors after school activities that allow children to work on computers, do their homework, or get involved in sports or gardening.

Tonight State representative Bob Hanner announced the group will get $2,000 from the state.

JC Penny also donated $10,000 to the group.

"They're just very very much into it and even in the homes now, the parents are beginning to see much improvement in the children," said afterschool program director Dorothy Tomlin.

Tonight's event was part of a nationwide "Rally for After School Programs."



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