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August 7, 2007

Albany--  The area in front of Albany's Government Center was turned into a prayer circle Tuesday night.

A small group spent the evening praying for the community. The gathering was led by Future Now, an organization that reaches out to young people. Since 2001, they've visited South Georgia and North Florida schools to help students reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

"Our real focus is teaching kids that sex, drugs, alcohol, all these things that they're doing that are destroying their lives. Those are all symptoms for not having a plan for your life," said Future Now Administrator Elton Dixon.

They speak to kids about developing those life plans. So far, they've reached out to 80,000 people. They'll spend the next five weeks speaking to Dougherty County middle and high schools.

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