Six empty shipping containers sit in the parking lot of Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia.
Soon they’ll be set on a permanent foundation, and then over the course of this school year students, working during school and after school, will turn the 8-foot by 40-foot containers into a model for a community center in Haiti.
Supporters of after-school programs are closely following actions in Congress to see whether federal funding will be . . .
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When kids first step into the big 10-person canoes at Canoemobile, some are panic-stricken.
Julie Storck has seen kids cry in fear.
“Sometimes they’re really afraid,” she said.
But they sit down, take up a paddle, go with the flow and then calm down.