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Farm workers group gets grant

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 23, 2001

DADE CITY -- Farmworker's Self-Help has received a $7,500 grant from a Texas organization to buy more computer equipment for its youth center, officials said.

"We think we're going to use it for some additional equipment to teach our kids more skills," Self-Help executive director Margarita Romo said. "We have the computers. We just need some extra equipment to do what we do better."

Self-Help's youth programs are designed to keep the kids from growing up to be low-paid farm workers, Romo said.

The money from Women Helping Others is specifically targeted for Self-Help's Teen Dream Team, a group of about 60 kids from farm worker families that meets weekly to discuss civic issues and also tutors other kids, Romo said.

"It seemed to be a fabulous community-based organization getting youth active in their community," WHO executive director Kristin Linscott said.

WHO distributed $96,400 in grants this year to non-profits across the country, Linscott said.

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