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CNN Hero Hill Harper Helps At-Risk Teens Succeed


First Posted: 11/03/10 07:19 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

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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