The Midland Institute is scouring the Clinton community with their message about their hope to bring their CEO program to the community.
Cheryl Mitchell with the Institute presented Wednesday to the Clinton Rotary Club. The group hopes to begin a program in Clinton Schools, and possibly coordinated with other districts, to introduce high school students to the business community. Mitchell says it brings school and business together in a way no other program does.
Mitchell explains, the Midland Institute helps communities put together the program so they can get it started and then sustain it. She emphasizes it is not a school-funded program, but rather, an investment from the community.
The students who participate in the CEO program will meet for 90 minutes a day at various business locations across the community. Mitchell explains the students start their own businesses, a for-profit business.
According to Mitchell, the point of the program is to open up the world of opportunity for students in their own community and to give them a reason to stay in their hometown and build a business.
To learn more about becoming an investor in the program or how you can help out, contact Curt Nettles at Clinton Schools by calling 217-935-8321.