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YAP, JA Create An Afterschool Business Partnership At JHS

October 16, 2011
The Post-Journal

A group of Jamestown High School Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) students recently spent the afterschool hours running the Red Raider School store, which sells food, apparel, drinks and school supplies both before and after school. Students ran the register, waited on customers and re-stocked the inventory. The juniors and seniors, through the district's 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, will employ the Junior Achievement Program to help them gain even more real-world business experience. Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network in partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement provides in-school and afterschool programs for students that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. The Junior Achievement experience empowers young people to own their economic success and brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work. Today, 126 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide.



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