Graduation for Tucson's LEARN students

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Graduation night for students in the LEARN program.

The Pima County Probation Department puts on the ceremony to reward participants who earn their GED.

Project LEARN aims to provide literacy and education needs for those on probation and who are at risk.

Some earned scholarships to Pima Community College.

"Getting my GED was somenthing I've always wanted to do, but my excuse was that I didn't have the time.  Suddenly I had all the time in the world," said GED Graduate Francisco Aguiar.

The LEARN progam is aimed at one of the sociological roots of crime, the inability to read and write.