Success Stories By MajorProgram FY2021Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021

Regional Youth Help Desk Connects Local Youth with Small Business Owner

Author: Mercedes Maness

Major Program: Youth Engagement Leadership Program (YELP)

CEDIK Extension Associate Mercedes Maness and FOCUS Inc. Chairperson April Renner (partner for CREATE BRIDGES program which Maness is project coordinator for) led the Regional Youth Help Desk program piloted July and August 2020 as a partnership between CREATE BRIDGES, local businesses and local high school students. Utilizing online resources provided by partner Southeast Kentucky Economic Development (SKED), and by partnering with a locally owned business to provide real world experience and a

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