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April 26, 2009 in City
Photos by COLIN MULVANY photo

Reach for the Future mentor Jeff Hunter works with Lidgerwood Elementary School second-grader Austyn Christian, 7, during an after-school mentoring program at the Boys & Girls Club in north Spokane on April 13. The Reach for the Future program has promised to help the Lidgerwood class graduate high school and attend college.

Colin Mulvany photo

The prime movers: Neice Schafer, far left, and Patsy Etter, far right. The parents: Corey and Trisha Christian, center. The children: Marquita,7, left, and Austyn, 7, right. Their new baby is Brookelynn.

Colin Mulvany photo

Lidgerwood Elementary School second-grader Keslyn Greenland, 8, left, works with Reach for the Future project coordinator Lauren Umbdenstock during an after-school tutoring session at the Boys & Girls Club in north Spokane.