Nonprofit helps dropouts work their way into college

04/13/2008 | Washington Post, The

After working minimum-wage jobs since dropping out of high school two years ago, Charnika Burts has a second chance, thanks to a three-year-old nonprofit that gives young people $8-an-hour jobs at stadium concession stands, matches their savings for college and aids them with the applications process. "Every day I ask myself why I dropped out, and I still can't figure it out," Burts remarked.

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