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The Harlem Girls Choir

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Tuesday, November 02, 1999

Danielle Beckom is in the 11th grade, but she's 15-years-old and the youngest in her class. Her brother is a member of the world-renowned Harlem Boys Choir, and that inspired her to report on a lesser-known choir: The Harlem Girls Choir.

One of its members told Danielle, "People think of Harlem as this bad place, where people just kill and take drugs and stuff like that. But in the middle of Harlem there's a school called the Choir Academy of Harlem where they teach people who live in poor neighborhoods how to not just think of yourself as poor, but to have a goal in life. And in life you can achieve it."

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Danielle Beckom

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