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Teens Learn To Be A Part Of Something Bigger Than Themselves

 

Clelia deMoraes

TwoCor volunteers move materials at the site where a large cross stands.

Early on a recent Saturday morning, when most teenagers were still in bed, a group of youth piled into vehicles for a day of picking up debris along Fountain Creek just off I-25 near Fort Carson. These participants in the TwoCor therapeutic work program were headed to the Gateway Prayer Garden.

Most of the TwoCor youth are referred to the program through the El Paso County Department of Human Services. Many were taken out of their homes and sent to foster care or group homes. Almost all have experienced significant childhood trauma-from abuse and neglect to homelessness and incarceration of...



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