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Standing outside of the Bowdoin Street College Bound Dorchester facility, program coordinator Ismail Abdurrashid, left, speaks with a former College Bound student who asked to be identified only by his nickname, "Streets." They discuss the prospects of him coming back to school and continuing his education. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Standing outside of the Bowdoin Street College Bound Dorchester facility, program coordinator Ismail Abdurrashid, left, speaks with a former College Bound student who asked to be identified only by his nickname, "Streets." They discuss the prospects of him coming back to school and continuing his education. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Across the country there are many efforts underway to lure young people away from gangs.

As WBUR's Fred Thys (@fredthys) reports, one program in Boston has taken a unique approach: paying former gang members to go back to school.

This segment aired on August 25, 2017.

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