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Sixteen graduate from South Georgia leadership program

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some students in a South Georgia leadership development course reached an important milestone Monday night.

Sixteen graduates graduated from the Albany Advocacy Resource Center Dougherty Leadership Development Institute.

Half of the graduates have disabilities.

The program was started by former Executive Director Annette Bowling to bridge the gap between people with and without disabilities.

"She wanted to expose people with disabilities to people in the community and to learn what is in our community and for people that don't have a disability to realize everybody has a disability of one kind or another,” said Lou Lee Director of Dougherty Leadership.

Monday was Lou Lee's last day as Director for the program.

The program is one of 15 provided at the Albany ARC.

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