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A "Good News" Story to finish 2013 [AUDIO]

December 12, 2013 7:19am (EST)
Former Pro Baseball Player, C.J. Stewart, is making a positive difference in the lives of Atlanta youth
Former Pro Baseball Player, C.J. Stewart, is making a positive difference in the lives of Atlanta youth

What better way to finish 2013 than to consider the good news we brought you this year. Perhaps one of the best is the story of the LEAD program created by a former professional baseball player.

LEAD is the highly successful mentoring and training program established by former Chicago Cub and Atlanta native C.J. 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 C.J. 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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