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February 2015 Archives

Project Shows Troubled Youth that Education is Within Reach

In real life, there’s no such thing as a “get out of jail free” card, such as you find in Monopoly. However, a group of boys — inmates at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility — learned recently that a “get a college education” ticket is well within their reach. Ohio State’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) hosted the boys, accompanied by five staff members from the Ohio Department of Youth Services, for a day on campus in mid-December, mixing business with pleasure (think OSU men’s basketball) and serving up a slice of college life.

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- Carnegie Foundation (2008)

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