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Operation Pride aims to help young people finish school and find jobs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Bethel Ame Church in Jeffersonville is breaking the chain to help others move forward with their lives.

The church partnered with Operation Pride on Saturday for a monthly mass meeting targeting the community.

The ministry's goal is to help people six their credit, reverse warrants, clean up their criminal record and dress for success.

They work with Job Corps to help young people who've dropped out of school or who are unemployed looking for work.

Today's meeting focused on job opportunities - helping young people finish high school and start a career.

"And when they come out of this program, they're coming out making $18 an hour and when they go through this program for 6,000 hours they will become journeymen," said James Stokes of Operation Pride. "And they'll be up to $30 an hour and with that we can compete against drugs."

The church says its goal is also to bridge the gap between the hip hop generation and the black church and to let people know they're not alone or forgotten.

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