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Three colleges help at-risk high school students

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's three colleges are taking part in a new initiative to help at-risk high school students attend college and do well there.

An Albany Tech representative talked about the Embark Georgia program at tonight's Dougherty County School board meeting.

It will help homeless youth and students coming out of foster care succeed in college.

“Not only does it help to improve them once they been stabilized academically but it also helps to stabilize and transition to college life. It's a help so they become self sufficient and independent,” Carla Jester Harrell, Albany Tech Special Population Coordinator.

Darton State and Albany State area also part of the program.

For more information call 229-430-6144.

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