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April 25, 2007

Albany--The Dougherty County School District hopes a new partnership with Turner Job Corps will keep students from dropping out.

The "Circle of Care For Student Success" program gives at risk students incentives to stay in school including job counseling and medical care.

Turner allotted 37 openings per high school for the program's spring enrollment.

Students can learn a trade such as food service, welding, and carpentry.

Shool district administrators want parents to know they're looking out for their kids' future.

"Well, your earnings and your career are so tied to the education that you have and the school system wants everyone to graduate with a high school diploma because that opens so many doors for them," says Robert Youngblood, Director of School Improvements.

There are programs designed for students currently in high school and for those who have already dropped out.

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