Smyrna to promote Campbell High employment

Smyrna city officials voted Aug. 21 to collaborate with Campbell High School and the Smyrna Business Association to help Campbell High School students receive paid employment in city government and at local businesses.

The Great Promise Partnership program is set to last through June 30, 2019.

A GPP initiative, 12 for Life Workplace will provide part-time, entry-level jobs to a limited number of at-risk students, age 16 and above, during the school day.

Chosen students also must be in danger of not graduating from high school, not have major or consistent behavioral problems, qualify for free/reduced price lunch, eligible to work in Georgia and have high potential.

Once the student graduates from high school, that student is no longer in the GPP program so that the student’s continued employment is a matter between the student and the employer.