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Chip Rogers

Georgia Works 7/25/13: Former MLB player gives back to help todays youth get into college! [AUDIO AND VIDEO]

By Chip Rogers Posted July 26, 2013 10:35am (EDT)
LEAD Participants have a 100% High School Graduation Rate

LEAD Participants have a 100% High School Graduation Rate


The high school graduation rate for African-American males in the Atlanta Public School System is less than 50%.

This week on the Georgia Works radio show we take an in-depth look at LEAD. This is the highly successful mentoring and training program established by Atlanta native and former professional baseball player CJ Stewart. LEAD is helping inner-city Atlanta males finish high school and go to college through baseball.

To date, LEAD participants have a 100% rate for high school graduation.

  • We talk to founder CJ Stewart on his plans to grow LEAD into a real force for change in Atlanta.
  • We hear from two young men who will attend college this fall on baseball scholarships
  • This week’s “Georgia Made” product may be surprising to some. If you thought American apparel was long gone, you’d be wrong. Hear about a Gwinnett County manufacturer who proves “Made in America” is still what to look for on your clothing labels.

Please listen for these stories and more on the Georgia Works Podcast.

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