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The Dougherty County School system may soon partner with Albany Technical College to help at risk youth stay in school.

Monday night, board members learned about a program that would be the first of its kind in Georgia.    

It would allow students in high school, identified as at risk of dropping out, to take hands-on classes at Albany Tech in areas that interest them.

"This is a pilot type program, it's the first one as I understand in the state of Georgia in which there is going to be an understanding between school district and technical college in which they are going to come together and develop academic programs for these young at risk students," said Darrel Ealum, board member, Dougherty County Schools.     

School board members plan to vote in the coming weeks and hope to have the program enacted by next semester.

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