CARE program gives at-risk youths a boost

Saturday, January 19, 2008 | 4:47 p.m. CST; updated 5:40 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — It’s 4:30 on a Wednesday afternoon, and Kim Partney, coordinator of the Career Awareness Related Experience program, is busy at her computer in a quiet office with walls covered in paintings, furniture and sculptures created by teenagers.