Programs benefiting Tucson youth

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A Tucson elementary received a classroom makeover Tuesday.

The "Got to be Safe" campaign is an abduction prevention program. Third grade teacher Stephanie Hayes at Holoway Elementary School is one of five grand prize winners nationwide to receive the classroom makeover worth $10,000.

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Students in need at local Title One schools received brand new clothing thanks to a yearly program. "Operation School Bell" provided nearly 4,000 children with clothing last year at $70 per child. Volunteers help the kids pick out their new clothes as well as a book. The program serves schools in Tucson Unified, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Amphi and Altar Valley districts.

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Some of the kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson are displaying their art work at the Etherton Gallery. The display is part of the Stewart Udall Park's In Focus program.

The kids were taken on a trip to the Grand Canyon and were given cameras to take pictures of their trip. On September 16 a reception will be held for the group at the gallery.

The pictures will be on display until October 12.