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Eye on Solutions (Hope Floats) #842278

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 23, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on high school graduation rates in the US cited.

(Studio: Katie Couric) The Alexandria Seaport Foundation apprentice program to rebuild boats while rebuilding lives examined; scenes shown from the workshop & at sea; details given about the work & school program for troubled teenagers. [Alexandria Seaport Foundation executive director Joe YOUCHA††- talks about the apprenticeship, how gangs work the kids; outlines the rules; explains how we give disenfranchised kids a start on the American dream.] [Apprentice "DIJON"†† - cites the actual discipline.] [Retired juvenile court judge Steve RIDEOUT††- praises the Seaport program for making the kids employable.] The funding of the program through the sale of the boats noted.

Couric, Katie

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