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Program helps teens living in children's home buy 1st car


January 30, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Teenage residents of care home for children in northeast Oklahoma are being encouraged to buy their first cars with the support of an innovative program.

The Tulsa World reports that teenagers at the Sand Springs Children's home must earn $3,000 toward the acquisition of a car, which is then matched by agency funds or Pell Grants. Four adolescents who graduated last year earned enough to win matching funds to buy cars.

"Buying a car is not easy, and it is not cheap," said Jason Charles, executive director of the home. "We can't afford new cars, but we want them to be a...

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