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Black men from all walks of life lined up to welcome Hartford students back to school with high fives and messages of encouragement. (Ryan Caron King/WNPR)MoreCloseclosemore
Black men from all walks of life lined up to welcome Hartford students back to school with high fives and messages of encouragement. (Ryan Caron King/WNPR)

Nearly 200 black men from all walks of life lined up outside a Hartford, Connecticut school last week to high-five students and motivate them to do well as they begin classes.

The event started last year, and has now spread to other schools in the area.

David DesRoches of Here & Now contributor WNPR was there, and talked with some of the participants.

Read more on this story via WNPR.

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David DesRoches, education reporter for WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut. He tweets @SavingEJ.

This segment aired on September 6, 2016.

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