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The Clinton Youth Initiative's program's annual summer garden at Alexander and Jefferson Streets has been planted.
 
It's part of the yearly work of the program which gives Clinton High School students work opportunities and then a chance at a college education. Susan Cooper indicates the students get a salary and work around 30 hours per week.
 
 
The Clinton Youth Initiative garden is probably the most visible sign of the program. Cooper says they just recently got their plants in the ground and says the students will periodically work at the site during the summer months.
 
 
There have been isolated instances of the public stealing from the garden and Ginny Carter asks the community to be respectful of the work that is done by the students. 
 
 
The program employs about a dozen students and the leaders indicate they try to keep a balance of equal freshman to seniors so when the seniors graduate they do not have a big void to fill.
 
To get more information, high schoolers can find Carter at the high school or parents can inquire to the high school guidance office. 

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