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March 30, 20117 years ago

Inner-city 'Turner Twelve' visit Yellowstone

Peering through a spotting scope at a gray wolf lying under a tree in the Lamar Valley, Kwanetta Davis smiled.

"Awesome," the 17-year-old Dallas girl said.

Davis and nine other Dallas high school seniors went wolf watching Tuesday as part of a five-day trip here to learn about the wilderness - a rarity in their inner-city lives.

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December 27, 20107 years ago

Inner City Kids Return From Yellowstone

A dozen kids from an inner city Texas High School found themselves drinking hot chocolate in a Bozeman coffee shop Friday morning. They were part of an organization that passed through Bozeman after spending a week exploring Yellowstone National Park.

This past week the Turner Twelve spent time in Yellowstone learning about the area and seeing things many of them might never have experienced. Jeniece Madison is another Turner Twelve member, she said visiting Yellowstone "was pretty cool to see the wild. It was like being in a jungle and I thought it was like the best experience ever."

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November 22, 20107 years ago

Bridging Dallas' North-South Gap: Parents as Partners

Nothing focuses an audience’s attention like the voice of authority, and there is no question that John Carter, a coach at Lincoln High School in South Dallas, has it when he calls together students and parents for the monthly meeting of his Turner 12 group. His command of the room shows parents that they need to be the ones in control, while students get the message that it’s time to sit up, listen and learn.

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