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Surfing builds confidence for teens in low-income housing

Jul 26, 2011 10:36:54 PM- latimes.com
The lessons are part of an Orange County program that also involves college awareness, tutoring and family mentoring. 'We know housing alone will not break the cycle of poverty,' an official says.

Celine Rosales stepped into the water at Bolsa Chica State Beach, suspicious of what was lurking beneath the surface of the chilly gray-blue ocean. Wearing a black wetsuit, the 13-year-old was scared but ready to take the plunge for her first surfing lesson.

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