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The Douglass School works with iMADdu to Encourage Entrepreneurship in At-Risk Teens
The Douglass School of Loudoun County Public Schools is an Alternative Education School. In order to encourage entrepreneurship in young at-risk teens of Loudon County, The Douglass School engaged with iMADdu’s Student Apprenticeship Program.
"I am very excited about working with iMADdu to help my students experience actual workplace communication and marketing techniques. The students will be researching, analyzing, and evaluating current marketing and communication practices used by iMADdu and making suggestions for improvements. This type of experience can be used on a student's resume and can even lead to them pursuing a career in the marketing field,” said Elissa Olechnovich, Business and Marketing Education Teacher at The Douglass School. “I look forward to continuing the relationship with iMADdu for years to come!"
iMADdu’s Student Apprenticeship Program provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience through apprenticeships. iMADdu bridges the gap between academic and practical. Through working with The Douglass School, iMADdu Apprentices work to influence younger students to gain hands-on work experience.
“Elissa encourages students to work towards their post-student career goals,” says Stephanie Yang, an Events Apprentice at iMADdu. “She has high hopes of seeing the school’s mission of having at-risk teens succeed and works to mold her business and marketing students to have this vision become a reality. Seeing her work and also working with her and her students has been a contributing factor in the revival of my own entrepreneurial dreams.”
About The Douglass School:
The Douglass School is a center for alternative education in the Loudoun County Public School System that has a mission to have their students succeed after graduating. For more information, visit www.loudoun.k12.va.us/
About iMADdu (I make a difference, do you?)
iMADdu empowers the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing hands-on experiences through apprenticeships that impact the local community. iMADdu bridges the gap between the academic and the practical at the university level. For more information, visit www.iMakeADifferenceDoyoU.org or follow us on Facebook/iMADduorg and Twitter: imadduorg.