Group teaches students about life skills

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BROOKLYN -

Twice a week after school, a small group of students learn how to excel at public speaking, networking and other life skills.

The program was started by Joshua Walker, who grew up in Brooklyn and wanted to offer skills to others he did not have as a teenager.

Walker started Avenue Music Group to help students from low-income areas stay away from negative influences. Each of the nine students are selected by school staff.

"They don't have people in their lives that's encouraging them and telling them 'hey you guys can do anything you want to,'" says Walker.

Starting in November, students work on improving life skills. Then, they use what they've learned to put on an event in June called For the Culture.

"I've learned how to be a better person, be nicer to people," says student Aaron Forrester.

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