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Bill Gates says Chicago teenagers taught him a thing or two about processing emotions

Last year, Bill Gates sat down with a group of teenage boys in Chicago and learned a little about processing anger.

He was at Al Raby High School in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, where he participated in a session in the Becoming a Man program. Launched in Chicago in 2001, the program helps young men explore their emotions and work on their decision-making skills. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has worked on teacher training and improving curriculum, but that kind of work - the kind that helps kids with their self-image and how to handle their stresses - is new to the foundation.

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