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Growing up in New York City can be hard, no matter who you are. But, for the city's thousands of underprivileged kids — who are often surrounded by violence and poverty, and have few opportunities for advanced education — the future can seem especially bleak. In Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood, which has the read