Youth: Expectations, Great & Small

Marine Lewis, a Choctaw girl from Mississippi, quit school four years ago at the age of 15 and then just stayed home. "Mostly," she says, "I slept."

Now Marine is part of a Federal Government effort to awaken her — and girls like her. She is a volunteer at the new Women's Job Corps Center in Cleveland that was getting organized last week with a 46-girl vanguard from ten states—20 Negroes, 15 whites, nine American Indians and two Puerto Ricans. Soon the Cleveland installation will number 325, all between 16 and 21, out of school and out of work and,...

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