West Side High School Unveils Innovative Student Business Center

West Side High School Unveils Innovative Student Business Center

Newark. NJ – Newark Public Schools is proud to announce the grand opening of its state-of-the-art Student Business Center at West Side High School, marking a continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation among its students.

The ceremony showcased the cutting-edge facility that will serve as a hub for students to pitch their business ideas, host meetings, and engage in collaborative projects. Equipped with modern amenities and technology, the Student Business Center is poised to help students turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into reality.

Superintendent Leὀn expressed his enthusiasm for the launch of this initiative, stating, “The unveiling of the Student Business Center marks a key moment for West Side High School’s Business & Finance Academy, and of course, its incredible students. This innovative space will not only provide a platform for cultivating entrepreneurial skills but also foster a culture of collaboration and creativity. We are committed to equipping students at the West Side High School’s Business & Finance Academy with the tools and resources they need to succeed in an ever-evolving global economy.”

“The Student Business Center creates an environment where students can explore their interests, gain real-world experience, and provides them access to global markets,” said Board President Council.

The Student Business Center will offer a range of resources and support services to students, including mentorship programs, access to industry partners and experts, and networking opportunities, preparing the next generation of business leaders and innovators.

About Newark Public Schools

The Newark Public Schools is the largest school district in New Jersey and dates back to 1676.  The District currently enrolls over 39,000 students in 63 schools.  After more than two decades of state operation and upon return to local control in 2018, the District has opened 9 new schools under Superintendent León’s leadership with an additional portfolio of new options to be announced in the coming months and years. The Newark Board of Education serves as a beacon of educational excellence, dedicated to nurturing the potential of every student. With a commitment to innovation, inclusivity, and fostering a love for learning, the District continues to shape future generations and make a positive impact within the community.

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