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Girls experience technology careers up close and personal

Girls experience technology careers up close and personal

Jazzmin Brooks and Dafina Bobo studied a panel of wires as an instructor guided them through how to disconnect and reconnect a computer's hard drive at Microsoft's DigiGirlz camp at their Fargo, ND campus June 12-14. The two middle school students from Minneapolis are among 107 girls gathered at Microsoft this week for a camp where company executives will hope to teach girls there is more to the computer industry than surfing the Web, instant messaging friends or typing book reports on a PC.

Kids World International helps immigrant youths navigate new cultures
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Kids World International helps immigrant youths navigate new cultures

Kids' World International helps immigrant youths navigate new cultures

Imagine yourself as a teen or young adult who all of the sudden has to leave the only place that you know to be home. Let's just say you lived in Miami and you were told that you were moving to Alaska. That would be a big change for anyone. But what if you were eleven, fourteen or seventeen years old and you weren't coming from Miami, but instead you were leaving Kenya to come to America.

Despite crime and crack, I knew God was with me
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Despite crime and crack, I knew God was with me

Despite crime and crack, I knew God was with me

Looking back, my past is filled with sordidness. I ran with gangs, sold drugs, used drugs and got mixed up in a lot of other stuff that I am not proud of. But I am writing about how I was able to heal physically, mentally, and spiritually, and change my life around.

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Cultivate the right attitude about work

When I was a kid, my brother Michael would go to different grocery stores and ask people if they needed any help carrying their groceries to their car. Some people would say no; as a matter of fact a lot of people said no, but he would stick with it and always came home with no less than ten dollars plus a bag full of junk food.

Minneapolis Chapter Jack  Jill graduating seniors:  Young scholars reflect power, confidence and hope of Black families
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Minneapolis Chapter Jack Jill graduating seniors: Young scholars reflect power, confidence and hope of Black families

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April K. Alexander,

daughter of Judge Pamela and Albert Alexander, attends Edina High School. She is a National Achievement Scholar and honor student involved in the International Thespian Society, Edina Thespian Club, Images Art Magazine and has been Stage Manager, Director and Tech Crew for many theatrical productions. April has received numerous academic honors and will attend Hampton, Howard or Fisk Universities. She plans on majoring in Journalism and hopes to become a theatre critic or writer.

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