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Summer program lets Lafayette students jump start careers while earning cash, school credit

Posted at 6:19 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 18:38:09-04

Hundreds of Lafayette Parish high school students are returning to school this summer to earn money and class credit.

The Jump Start Summer program kicks off today. The month-long summer course will allow students to earn a summer wage, industry-based credentials, and high school course credit. The program is part of a statewide initiative that was piloted in 2017.

The Advocate is reporting over 200 Lafayette Parish students are signed up, and nearly 3,000 students state. Jump Start Summer program will cost the state about $4.1 million.