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"Summer job program boosts teens' wallets, spirits"
Dave Battagello, The Windsor Star
Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

With dozens of local teenagers hanging on every word, Al Duncan crumpled up a $20 bill, repeatedly stepped on it, then held it high to show its value never changes.

The message from the widely acclaimed mentor for at-risk youth: regardless of being battered by criticism or difficult life circumstances, "you can choose to value yourself," he said.

Raised in the tough and poverty-stricken streets of north Philadelphia, the motivational speaker and author for troubled youth across North America was in Windsor on Monday as keynote speaker for 265 teens as they embark on New Beginnings' fourth annual Summer Jobs for Youth Program."

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