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New program aims to increase education level in Valdosta

Issac Castleberry Issac Castleberry
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Valdosta man is trying to improve the education level in the city by creating a program to help low income and undereducated residents.

Issac Castleberry is the President of the Concrete Rose program and was preparing Friday to host a lunch with community leaders on Saturday to discuss the program.

He has started helping residents by teaching part time at the GED center in Valdosta, but he hopes to be able to go into the neighborhoods and help more residents once word gets out about the program.

"It's always said that you can take away everything but a person's education," said Castleberry. "But, we're not being educated properly and we're just left to do what we want to do and that's what's causing this broken community."

Castleberry has also started the program in North Carolina, Texas, and Louisianan.

For more information about the program, click here.

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