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Byline: Sara Semelka
Aug. 6--The Blind Boone Community Center changed Max Ware's life as a teen, and now, at 23, he is working to expand the center's programming to reach more local youths.
"Columbia is probably one of the hardest places for teens to grow up because everything for teens costs money," said Ware, the center's new Positive Action Program coordinator. "Restaurants, malls, stores. Where do 14- to 16-year-olds go? They're just hanging out, and I believe that's what gets them in trouble."
To give teens a free, supervised place to gather, the Moving Ahead Program and a group called the Youth Community Coalition have teamed up to extend the …