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Magic Johnson overcome by emotion at Bridgescape Academy dedication

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Earvin Magic Johnson launched a school in Chicago to help at-risk kids. At the dedication Wednesday, the basketball legend was overcome by emotion.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson launched a school in Chicago to help at-risk kids. At the dedication Wednesday, the basketball legend was overcome by emotion. (WLS Photo)

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson launched a school in Chicago to help at-risk kids. At the dedication Wednesday, the basketball legend was overcome by emotion.

"God is good," said Johnson.

The Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy is designed to give young people an alternate path to learning.

Governor Pat Quinn and rapper and actor Common were there for the ceremony.

The academies are operating in six states.

The goal is to bring together individuals, foundations and companies to help kids through school and into the real world.

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