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KU to work on program to help Latino youth

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 7:29 a.m.

The University of Kansas is going to help two of its professors develop a program to help Latino youth, KU said in a statement released Monday.

The professors, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama and Paula Fite, will use a grant to address health concerns and promote youth development, KU said. They will work with a charter school in the Kansas City area. Most of the enrollment there is Latino, KU said.

Among issues they will study with the students: teen pregnancy, and drug and alcohol use. They will also look at how best to intervene and solve those problems, KU said.

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