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Nonprofit hopes to improve Chadbourn youth

Robbie “Pedro” Stephens cuts the ribbon for his nonprofit organization, First Hope Foundation, joining the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism as a new member. Staff photo by Grant Merritt

New Jersey native Robbie “Pedro” Stephens has lived in Chadbourn for 19 years. He said his experience of seeing crime and poverty on city streets compelled him to offer children and youth “something to do after school to keep out of trouble.”  

More than just avoiding trouble, Stephens wants to help

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