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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

August 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Dougherty County students are learning how government works first hand. They recently returned from Savannah, where they learned how the Chatham County Government operates.

Chatham County is where the Georgia Civil Awareness Program started 16 years ago. About 25 students now participate in a similar program in Albany, but are learning from others about the best way to be involved in politics and the decision making process.

Antavious Davenport said, "It enhances us to be more productive in our community. It enhances us wanting to do better for the youth in the community because we go out and do things with other youth and we see how they do it and it influences us to want to do things here in Albany."

Throughout the summer, students have attended city and county commission meetings.

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