Buffalo Public Schools Creates New ‘Earn While You Learn’ Program
Some young adults who attend school in Buffalo deal with some major obstacles in their lives that make graduating from high school a difficult task to achieve. There are some big concerns that come into play on a day-to-day basis, but thanks to a new program that is starting, money might not be one of them.
According to a report by WKBW-TV, the Buffalo Public Schools district is starting a new financial incentive program to help encourage students who are at risk of not graduating.
The Earn While You Learn Program was created in partnership with the Buffalo Public School system and the Mayor's Summer Youth Internship Program to help young adults to earn money while completing their studies and advancing towards their academic goals.
Approximately 200 students in the Buffalo Public School system who attend all six weeks of summer school this year will also earn $12.50 per hour while completing their school work. During this summer school program, the young adults will learn valuable career skills while working towards earning their diploma.
What we say to them — commit — don't quit — complete your work
-Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools
In addition to completing the program and paid the wage, students who complete the entire program will also earn a new laptop computer and will be eligible for other financial incentives.
This new program is scheduled to run for the next three years and is being paid for with federal funds from the America Rescue Plan. Considering that the Buffalo Public Schools is receiving more than $200 Million in stimulus funds, this seems like it could be a good use of the money.