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ABSTRACT: We have instituted a program whose goal is to better communicate astronomy among students selected from an economically underprivileged area of Huntsville, Alabama. To achieve this goal, six local teachers were trained as astronomy teacher resource agents. These teachers were teamed with six scientists; the teams presented materials for 29 teachers, mostly from the Southeastern United States Topics included the electromagnetic spectrum, X-ray optics, gratings and spectroscopy, supernovae (and remnants), black holes, and the tools and techniques to analyze Chandra X-ray data. Beginning in September our teacher-scientist teams, in collaboration with the Huntsville Housting Authority, will present programs to specially selected students at the rate of one or two per month, until April 2004. These young people will be mentored and encouraged to develop a research project. Students, which complete a project by April 2, will be paid for their work.