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antionette steverson

May 26, 20115 years ago

Mentoring Program Has Dramatic Success

DALLAS - In 1999 John Carter learned some disturbing statistics. In the previous 10 years only six students from the Turner Courts in south Dallas had gone to college. So he quit his job teaching.

But instead of leaving the students, Carter began mentoring them. He worked with 12 students and 11 of them graduated college. He proved with the right attention no obstacle is too great.

And now Carter has done it again with a second group of students from Lincoln High School.

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September 1, 20097 years ago

Teens mix business creativity with web technology at UT Dallas summer camp

From as far north as McKinney and as far south as Cedar Hill, participants also came from Frisco, Richardson and Dallas. The Turner Twelve Organization, a nonprofit group that works to create first-generation college graduates, sent the largest contingent, a dozen Class of 2011 members, who are all enrolled at Lincoln High School in South Dallas.

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