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  •  I am especially fond of the ... (8+ / 0-)

    ...Youth Conservation Corps. This is a great idea, its only drawback being that it isn't much larger, closer at least to the numbers in the Civilian Conservation Corps started by FDR as a consequence of Labor Secretary Frances Perkins's urging.

    "The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." -Flannery O'Connor

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 04:58:41 PM PDT

    •  I'm fond of the summer jobs programs (3+ / 0-)
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      Ed in Montana, dewley notid, Norbrook

      for students. My daughter worked two summers in the Tetons and it was not only lucrative enough to help with her education, but life changing as an experience.

      We have always been an outdoorsy family, but she was able to meet and interact with people from all over the world. She learned many life skills and I got to worry about grizzly bears.

      It didn't help that there were attacks each year she was there and she, being a young adult, thought she was ten feet tall and bullit proof.

      Notice to dead enders and Daleks. "It's over now so drink your big black cow and get out of here." Steely Dan

      by high uintas on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 05:19:59 PM PDT

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