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JA, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens launch 'Pathway to Your Future' interactive experience
For the Reporter
The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and Junior Achievement of Washington (JA) unveils a new interactive experience designed to motivate youth to graduate from high school and explore their career options.
The new installation, designed to inspire teens to graduate and achieve success, was revealed at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at JA World in Auburn, 1610 Perimeter Road SW.
Inspired by the Taco Bell Foundation's new student resource program, Graduate for Más, the new installation is a vibrant, technology-infused display featuring customized career exploration software.
The latest figures from the Department of Education show one in four Washington students drop out before finishing high school. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens has inspired and enabled teens across the country to graduate high school and reach their full potential through its programs, partnerships and direct financial assistance.
In 2013, the foundation launched Graduate for Más, a program co-created with Get Schooled that challenges teens to make a personal commitment to graduate high school and provides the tools, support, community and local resources they need to stay on track.
With a similar purpose, Junior Achievement of Washington strives to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA fulfills its purpose via educational programs that focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.