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Chicago gets $10M in grants for at-risk youth

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Chicago efforts to foster education of at-risk children are getting $10 million in federal help.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says the funding will aid more than 3,100 students during the next school year and help expand the "Becoming a Man" and Match programs.

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BAM offers mentoring and cognitive behavioral therapy to at-risk youth, while Match is an individualized math tutoring program for such children.

BAM now serves 2,000 students at three dozen Chicago schools, and Match has 1,100 students in 15 schools city wide.

The federal money includes $4 million to Chicago Public Schools, and $6 million to support BAM, Match and the University of Chicago's study of the programs. The funds are also being used to expand the programs to other cities.

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