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AmeriCorps cadets graduate

Some Southwest Georgia young adults celebrated a graduation Monday.

Eight AmeriCorps cadets graduated from the program.

The cadets provided aid to the elderly and helped out with youth in the city.

Mayor Willie Adams and City Manager James Taylor were on hand at the event.

One Cadet says the program is very valuable.

"People need to take the opportunity just to join the program and see what it's like to be working with the elderly, the community and especially the kids because a lot of kids are out there struggling. It's kind of hard to see that and just by taking the time to work with them, that'll make a smile on their face," said graduate Larry Hart.

Each graduating cadet receives $5,000 towards schooling.


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