Youngstown Schools kick off Community Connectors program

Youngstown City Schools bus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown City School District is kicking off a new program to make students work-ready when they graduate.

It is called Community Connectors and is part of Gov. John Kasich’s statewide program, which provides a $90,000 grant to Youngstown Schools in order to give juniors and seniors internship opportunities with local businesses.

“You would work with an employer. You would get actual hands-on experience that is the internship. You can put that on you resume that you have experience,” explained Lois Jean Haynes-Paige, district internship director at Choffin Career and Technical  Center

The Youngstown City School District currently has 19 different vocational programs that enable students to start a career once they graduate high school.

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