School board approves work based learning program

School board approves work based learning program
Chief Professional Officer Marvin Laster
Chief Professional Officer Marvin Laster

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County School Board approved a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Albany Monday night.

Juniors and Seniors who are at least 16-years-old and maintain a 2.5 GPA are eligible for the work based learning program.

Students must also be club members and part of the school system's Career Technical and Agricultural Education Program.

Club officials said that kids are already signing up for the program.

"For Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany this is really in line with our new vision and where we're trying to be as an organization and making sure that we're providing the partnerships, relationships and resources to ensure that a great future is within reach of all young people," said Chief Professional Officer Marvin Laster.

The club will give $125 each quarter to students who maintain the grades and participation, and $500 scholarships to seniors.

The program will start next school year with 10 juniors and 10 seniors.

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