(CBS) — For the second time this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take part in a White House ceremony.

On Tuesday, he came away with $70 million for an innovative design institute.

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On Thursday, President Obama, Emanuel’s former boss, is expected to recognize a Chicago program for at-risk inner city youth, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

“I’m also proud he’s bringing further national recognition to what we started here in Chicago,” Emanuel said.

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It began with last year’s visit to Obama’s old neighborhood high school in Hyde Park. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spoke with two teen-agers who will be in Washington on Thursday.

The Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, or BAM, program first hit CBS 2’s radar screen when a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showed a 44 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests among its participants.

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Participants go through a series of after-school activities, counseling and mentoring.