McDonald’s Awards funds West Lafayette teacher for creative program

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Shelby Johnson, a teacher at West Lafayette High School, made a massive entrepreneurial effort, thanks to a grant from McDonald’s.

Johnson, the fast food chain announced, received $500 to help support a student-run coffee cart aimed at teaching students with different abilities certain business and career skills.

MAC grants, according to the company, are designed to help teachers with projects that creatively engage students.

According to a statement, the owners/operators of McDonald’s in Indiana and Southwest Michigan will provide approximately 50 teachers with MAC grants.

Career Opportunities

Students and those hoping to return to school can enroll in Archways to Opportunity, a program that offers eligible employees of participating McDonald’s restaurants the opportunity to earn tuition assistance, a high school diploma, access to free education and career counseling services and to learn English as a second language, according to the release.

“So far in 2022, local McDonald’s restaurants in Indiana and southwest Michigan have provided more than $170,000 in tuition assistance to help employees continue their education,” McDonald’s said. .

Job seekers can visit McDonalds.com/careers or text APPLY to 38000 to learn more and apply for a restaurant near them.

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