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Power through Choice

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

December 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Business leaders in South Georgia are being asked to help improve workforce development, by reaching out to middle and high school students. The Choices Action Group is resuming a program called Power Through Choice, a program that brings in community and business leaders to work with local school districts to help motivate and inspire young people to finish school.

Students also learn how school correlates to work, with emphasis on academic achievement, time and money management and goal setting. Thelma Johnson said, "It gives them keys to success, time management skills. It teaches them what choices to make."

Harriet Hollis added, "It shows our young people that we are concerned and that we are investing in the future and the future is them."

Students who fail to complete high school will face reduced earning potential, and unemployment. Having a better educated workforce brings in more companies, with higher earning potential for employees.

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