EDUCATION

CNN Hero Hill Harper Helps At-Risk Teens Succeed

11/03/2010 06:19 pm 18:19:56 | Updated May 25, 2011

Appalled by the nation's alarming drop out rate, actor Hill Harper set his sights on helping at-risk youth stay in school and on a path toward a successful future, CNN reports.

Harper started the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation to inspire teens with summer camps and weekend programs throughout the school year -- both aimed at giving kids positive role models.

CNN honored Harper as a CNN Hero for his accomplishments.

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