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Magic Johnson promotes educational program in Durham

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Former NBA star Magic Johnson is working with Durham Public Schools by offering a program that helps at-risk youth to earn their high school diploma.

Johnson visited students and state at Bridgescape Academy in Durham Tuesday morning.

“I grew up poor, but the key for me – I didn’t have poor dreams,” Johnson said. “I had to work for it, just like you working for your high school diploma right now.”

Johnsons’s program is called “Friends of Magic” and it offers students a unique learning experience outside the classroom, including online learning, one-on-one learning and small group instruction.

The overall mission of the program is to provide at-risk youth or students who have dropped out with the resources they need to graduate high school. They will also be able to build their future through internships and real world experiences.

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