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WRAAP receives much needed funding

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An organization aimed at educating at-risk youth, just got some much needed funding. The WRAAP program, Wilmington's Residential Adolescent Achievement Place, received $150,000 over four years from the state. The after-school program was started about a year and a half ago. Its goal is to reduce the number of unsupervised children. The program focuses on educating kids about health, language arts and culture. WRAAP Executive Director, Daryl Dockery said, “So many kids don't have the opportunities we had when we were growing up. Families are displaced. Society is going through an economical challenge as we speak right now and what we're trying to do is fill some of those gaps.” The program also provides hot meals for kids. Volunteers are fundamental to WRAAP's success. If you would like to help call 910-520-92-86.

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Great Opportunity for those NAACP marchers to do something constructive. Let's see. They won't get the media attention they evidently so dearly seek. Let's see. They will face the opportunity to fail if they lose the focus on the present by looking back over 100 years. Let's see. They could make a big difference in the lives of at risk children by mentoring them in the present and preparing them for the future. Let's see if they get the message.

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What happened to the program that was surpose to be in Creekwood? If your program is surpose to be helping at risk kids, why not start it in Creekwood? I would love for your program to be in our neighborhood, cause here is where the at risk kids are.