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    WorkForce High

    Workforce High - a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization - is a collaboration of like-minded individuals and entities working together to address some of the most serious issues affecting economically distressed communities. It is a workforce development program for disadvantaged young people, built on a foundation of entrepreneurship. Through individual entrepreneurial pursuits, Workforce High students acquire transferable workforce skills which they later apply in our bridge program, apprenticeships, and future employment.
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    Learn & Earn

    Meta24 helped me with my homework and my homework made me money

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    Take Ownership

    When tradition fails, explore new options. Take Ownership.

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    Make Money

    Sell your homework online or at the MZUZI store.

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    Get Hired

    Through in house corporate facilitated training labs.

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    Learn Anywhere

    Sign In to your personalized student account and learn anywhere.

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    Students What They Say


    My kids need something where they can work at home, go to school and be hands on. They won’t stop talking about it.

    This is the best kept secret in Austin (Chicago).

    The curriculum of Workforce High changed my life. I accomplished what I never thought that I could.

    Workforce High is what we need. We need to work and go to school and it should be fun.



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    Alderman 37th Ward



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    Latandra is another young minority entrepreneur who travels three hours round-trip every day to a Chicago school that offers the META24 program. Since enrolling, she has started multiple businesses including NUBIS, her fashion pillow and baby clothing lines. Latandra also is training for a job in manufacturing upon her graduation. “I want to continue to use my art to grow NUBIS, while working at a career job to buy my own home and raise a family,” she says. “I want to continue to use my art to grow NUBIS, while working at a career job to buy my own home and raise a family...”



    After being released from youth detention at age 16, Jorge was determined to make a better life for himself. He enrolled in the META24 entrepreneurial training program, completed the curriculum and started his first business, making wooden game sets and custom furniture through his company, The Built King. Drawing on that experience, Jorge now operates landscaping/gardening, snow removal and paving businesses. Through his talent, hard work and determination, he has turned his life around and is on a path to sustainable entrepreneurial success.



    Dejon, a recent META24 graduate and young “soap” entrepreneur, describes META24 as life-changing. “At first, I didn’t think that I could possibly own a business or run a retail store in my own neighborhood. But I launched an all-natural soap business, broke even and continued to invest in my business. Now, I am planning on going to college close to home to raise my son and hire folks from my neighborhood to run my business,” he says. “I didn’t think that I could possibly own a business in my own neighborhood... Now I am planning to... hire folks from my neighborhood to run my business.”

    100s of Courses

    Courses align to ACT WorkKey, College Readiness, Common Core and NGSS



    Multi Media

    Financial Literacy

    Coding & Robotics

    Reading & Math

    Sound Production

    Writing & Science

    100s More…

    META24 Student Examples

    META24 = Chicago's most disengaged youth turned entrepreneurs



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