Helping families help themselves

"They have classes just for our young people at SCCC, and they're part of our YouthBuild Schenectady Program. What happens is they get their GED if they don't have it already, and they learn [a new trade]."

Northeast Parent and Child Society continues to grow.

"We're focused on primarily helping young people succeed as adults -- that is our core, that is what we're focused on," said Johans. "There are two kinds of people " givers and takers " we're trying to turn our kids in poverty from takers into givers. It is really what we're focused on."

For more information on the Northeast Parent and Child Society, including information on how to become a volunteer, visit its Web site: www.neparentchild.org.""

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