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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Getting the laundry done is more than just fluff and fold for three Lee County students. It's teaching them a life skill.

Sandy Mclendon, Melissa Spargo, and Kathryn Sisky arrive at Phoebe's laundry facility every morning, ready to work.

It's not a mandatory assignment. It's volunteer work, but it teaches them a valuable work skill. While the girls learn relationship-building skills and work ethic, they also motivate Phoebe's staff.

"It helps me, it helps me fold towels and I love it,"  said Kathryn Sisky.

"The motivation is there on their part and when you can see that with them coming in I think it helps us," said Phoebe Laundry Services Director Bob Clayton.

 Some of the students have even approached director Bob Clayton for a job after graduation. The Lee County Community Basic Vocational Instruction program has been partnering with Phoebe for the last ten years.

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