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Youth Education Town comes to Arlington

Olivia Williams
Salvation Army Lieutenant Jennifer Jones and YET Operations Director Kevin Fuller attend the opening event of the Youth Education Town in downtown Arlington.

On Monday, September 16, an incredible program which has affected a plethora of teens throughout America was brought to Arlington. The Youth Education Town (YET) is a facility focused on helping disadvantaged teens and children, providing them with skills and support they need to secure a bright future. This concept is largely the work of the National Football League, who has helped to fund a YET center in many Super Bowl host cities.  The North Texas Youth Education Town was introduced to many AISD students over a dinner with the honorable Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck.

“There are certain young people who are too far lost to recover on their own. They need some extra help,” Cluck said.

It is a cause about which the mayor feels very ardently.

“Of all the things I’ve done as mayor, this is it. This is the most important thing,” he said.

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The NFL partnered with the Salvation Army to bring about this opportunity. Lieutenant Jennifer Jones was at the event, and is very enthusiastic about the program.

“We’re excited to start helping as many people as possible,” Jones said.

This is a program to feel passionate about as it will reach and help many kids across the North Texas area and give children more of a chance for a bright future.

According to the September 15 issue of the Star Telegram, Kevin Fuller, YET operations director said, “We are going to serve the community as a whole.”

The North Texas Education Town includes a variety of courses and events related to fitness, the arts, youth education, and even adult education. These educational opportunities are aimed at making a large impact on the youth in Arlington.

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Alana Brandt, Editor
Hey I'm Alana~ I am 17 years of age and have been on The Colt for three years. I like rap, feminism, and especially a combination of the two.
Olivia Williams, Staff Writer
Greetings and salutations. I am a senior and I have been working for The Colt since freshman year. I love the newspaper staff and plan to remain on the paper until I graduate. I love to write and I will try my hardest to make good stories. I plan on joining AmeriCorp once I graduate and then I will go onto college to become an archivist.

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