Internships aren't usually on the minds of high school students before they graduate. But some Harrison High School students have that opportunity. The innovative program called the Center for Family and Community Outreach received a $30,000 grant from a national education foundation.
The program is a combination of English, business, and marketing classes and benefit's more than 20 Evansvlle non-profits. Students take on projects that help with the non-profits' marketing campaigns. Often called project-based learning, it's a real-life experience.
"I definitely want to go into business field after school after school," said Harrison Senior Deonte Meriwether, "so it's the perfect way to do it. I feel like I've given back to my community so much this year more than I ever had."
"Really love this class," said Harrison Senior Laura Dalto. "I love everything it's about, and it's so rewarding to be able to shake hands with people in non-profit organizations and present them something they can use in their purposes."
The Academic Enrichment Grant will provide upgrades in the program's computers and equipment.