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Tim Isaac remembers what it’s like to grow up in Cleveland. The 1976 East Tech graduate is the youngest of 10 kids who grew up in the projects.

“I can remember going and visiting the rec centers and there were adults there who had the compassion and concern that cared about us,” he said.

Isaac is giving that compassion and concern back to students at East Tech High School through his Cleveland Youth Empowerment Organization Scholarship Program. He flew eight seniors to North Carolina Thursday to tour colleges and universities there. 

“There’s a big old world out there,” he said, “and we’re going to take the shackles off their feet.”

In addition to going on the college tour, students in the program must complete 25 hours of community service, apply to college and submit a 500 word essay explaining how a college education will impact their neighborhood and society. When they complete the program, they’ll each get a $500 scholarship.

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