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March 24, 2006

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How do we help children get a good start in school? And what happens when they still don't make it?

Our guests this week are working on solutions to both of those problems. Rob Waldron heads Jumpstart, a program that pairs college students with preschool children to teach early literacy and language skills. Rob's efforts have been recognized by Fast Company and Worth magazines, naming Jumpstart as one of the 20 leading social organizations in the country.

Gerald Chertavian is working at the other end of the age spectrum. As founder and CEO of Year Up, he provides one year, intensive training for urban 18 to 24 year olds to build technical and professional skills and college credits. His efforts, too, have been recognized by Fast Company.

We'll talk with Jumpstart's Rob Waldron and Year Up's Gerald Chertavian on the next Smart City.

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