Students at HHSS are getting the chance to start their own company risk free. Junior Achievement and the Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring four business professionals from the community to mentor a group of students to start their own business. Program Manager, Sara McGriskin explains the 18 week program

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Any student in grades 9 to 12 can sign up for the program where they will work as a team. McGriskin says students also have the chance to make a profit.

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The program has been a huge success in other areas, but hasn’t been in Haliburton County for 40 years. McGriskin tells us what the main goal is:

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Students interested in joining can talk to their school principal. The program still needs a few mentors. Any local business owners or professionals can contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information. McGriskin says they are also looking for more funding to help provide transportation to students and to give them program booklets to help them learn about corporate business. To contact Sara McGriskin, call her at 705-874-6960 or email at smcgriskin@ja-plm.ca.