In the summer of 2019, Step Forward, Red River Parish Schools and the International Youth Foundation partnered to create work-based learning opportunities for students in Red River Parish.

Guided by community leaders in Step Forward’s Building Futures network team, the program focused on Jumpstart students who were enrolled in high wage, high demand tracks in Welding, Carpentry, and Pro Start. Ten students from Red River High School worked with Walker Construction, G&B Works, The York Chop, and Red River Schools to gain on-the-job experience before graduating the following year.

This project is a part of Step Forward’s Building Futures network team.