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Amway to be lead partner in Grand Ra…
Amway to be lead partner in Grand Rapids schools' new School of Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship
By Kym Reinstadler | The Grand Rapids Press October 23, 2009, 3:48PM
GRAND RAPIDS -- Amway Corp. will be the lead business partner in Grand Rapids Public Schools' new School of Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Ottaw a Hills High School. Amway's commitment will include financial and program contributions, but details have not been announced. Candace Matthews, Amway's chief marking officer, will be the keynote speaker at a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Grand Valley State University's dow ntown DeVos Center. About 50 eighth-graders and 30 ninth-graders will attend. About 3,000 students in that age group received a mailing from the district about the partnership this week, said John Helmholdt, district spokesman. The School of Business is one of four new high school choices offered under the district's "Centers of Innovation" high school reform initiative, launched in 2007. The school opened this fall at Ottawa Hills for freshmen only, with plans to add one grade per year. Students will learn many aspects of managing a business, including marketing, leadership, finance and internships. Other "Centers of Innovation" include the School of Health, Science and Technology at Central High School, the Academy for Design and Construction at Union High School, and the Engineering and Biomedical School at Creston. E-mail Kym Reinstadler: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2009 MLive.com. All rights reserved.