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White House honors 2 social workers’ efforts to stop youth violence

Mayor calls them unsung heroes

By Billy Baker
Globe Staff / April 5, 2012
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Two Boston social workers - Emmett Folgert of the Dorchester Youth Collaborative and Andrea Perry, executive director of Youth Connect, a program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston - were honored Wednesday at the White House as one of 12 “Champions of Change’’ working to prevent youth violence. Mayor Thomas Menino, who nominated both for the honor, called them the unsung heroes of the city.

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