CareerSTART Launched by B&G Club, SCTCC
Jake Judd | Sep 10, 2019 AT 2:36 pm
(KNSI) - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has started a program aimed at helping kids develop the skills needed for a career.
On Monday, nearly 200 business members showed their support by attending the Boys & Girls Club’s official launch of the CareerSTART. CareerSTART is a locally developed program for kids in grades K-12.
The program marks a partnership between the Club and St. Cloud Technical & Community College to provide support for all CareerSTART scholars from high school graduation, though post-secondary graduation.
Thanks to support from the Windfeldt family, CareerSTART scholars who complete the program will be eligible for a CareerPROMISE full scholarship to St. Cloud Technical and Community College, after all, financial aid has been applied.
This scholarship effectively removes the financial barriers many of the youth see to achieving success.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota will need to raise about $250,000 annually to fund the CareerSTART program.
In addition to funders, the organization is continuing to seek and strengthen partnerships with community businesses and organizations to build a network of support.
For more information on how you can support CareerSTART, please contact the Boys & Girls Club at 320-252-7616 or www.bgcmn.org.