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Dukes wants to help community groups move forward

March 10, 2008

Albany--  A state representative is reaching into his own pocket to continue youth outreach in Albany and Dougherty County.

State Representative Winfred Dukes recently announced his Community Grant Initiative for organizations and non-profits dedicated to children.

One of the recipients is the Boys To Men Mentoring Program. They began helping kids last year. "The purpose was to educate young men on becoming men and dealing with life skill situations and we teach them about gangs," said Dr. Oscar Benton.

Dukes gave a total of $6,000 to 10 organizations including Communities in Schools, Girls, Inc. and Open Arms.

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