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May 4, 2012
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Baker University alumnus honored as CNN Hero

Baldwin City, Kan. — Mark Kabban, a 2008 Baker University graduate, has been selected as this week’s CNN Hero for providing free tutoring and soccer training to 200 young refugees through his YALLA program in the San Diego area.Mark-Kabban2

Kabban started the program in 2009. YALLA is an acronym for Youth And Leaders Living Actively, but in Arabic it means "Let's go."

To see the CNN story and video clip, go to:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/03/us/cnnheroes-kabban-child-refugees/index.html


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