How does an organization serve its community’s children and create lifelong engaged citizens, utilizing what is already available? Look no further than Joplin, Missouri. Joplin Bright Futures is a program committed to alleviating the high school dropout rate in Joplin schools through various partnerships in the community. Even prior to the devastating tornado that hit on May 22, 2011, Joplin depended on its business community for their engagement in the school system.
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has two promising programs that seek to enrich Missouri’s workforce.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry helps prepare the young men and women of Missouri for the business world through its Entrepreneurship Project — a 5-6 hour workshop for high school students interested in becoming entrepreneurs.