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Rouson raises $100,000 for summer jobs



ST. PETERSBURG- State Rep. Darryl Rouson says he has raised $112,442 for summer jobs for troubled youths.

That's more than double the original $50,000 goal when he and activist Gypsy Gallardo announced their 50-50-50 challenge Monday.

The challenge aims to recruit 50 mentors to help 50 troubled youths and place 50 teenagers in jobs this summer.

By the way, Rouson is still raising money if anyone has some to give.

-- Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:28am]


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