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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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September 1, 20099 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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