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5. Operation College Launch Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's annual college preparatory program, Operation College Launch (OCL) is underway. The program informs teenagers and their parents of the information needed for a future beyond high school. These events range from figuring out exactly how to pay for a college education, to writing the best scholarship essay, all of which are free to the public. The program will conclude in the spring. Be sure to visit the Operation College Launch website or www.cmlibrary.org for details. 6. Do the Write Thing Essay ChallengeEntries for the annual Do the Write Thing essay contest are due Feb. 6. Participants are asked to write about ways to prevent youth violence. For more information, contact Mecklenburg County Community Support Services at 704-336-8630.
7. Tailgate Recyclers 2011 Cap Successful Season The Panthers Tailgate Recycling Partners wrapped up a successful 2011 season collecting more than 31 tons – about 62,000 pounds worth -- of recyclable material. Panthers Tailgate Recycling Partners include Bojangles’, the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services/Special Services, Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte Checkers, Hands On Charlotte, Rubbermaid, Providence High School, and the Carolina Panthers. The partnership hopes to continue to increase awareness and participation by increasing communication and education efforts.