FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A location of The Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship opened at Community Harvest North Thursday afternoon.
It's an effort to give under-privileged high school kids an opportunity to succeed after graduation.
Many of the kids who attend the school had either academic or disciplinary issues at traditional public high schools. The Crossing first started in Elkhart in 2003 before expanding to Fort Wayne.
Students can run a micro-business while gaining job training skills. Many kids who study at The Crossing end up with a job out of high school.
"It's about relevancy. Watch our students move from, 'I don't like school and I'm sitting over here doing school stuff,' to 'Now, I'm applying this school stuff in a relevant way and I understand why I have to do math and speak and write and so on. It's a different educational model," said Rob Staley, CEO of The Crossing.
The Jack Laurie Group will take on a location of The Crossing in January.