For Peoria by the Future of Peoria.
A Cutting Edge Hands-On Business Curriculum for Public High Schools.
Welcome to AppsCo
Feature story by WMBD news, Peoria, IL
AppsCo is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing a fully integrated business learning curriculum for public school students. Our mission is to create a safe environment that challenges minds and fosters mentorship through local business leaders, giving students life skills and business experience critical to shaping their future. AppsCo students receive a hands-on learning experience working on projects and receiving internships for local businesses to reinforce the classroom principles.
84% of alumni indicate that their experience enabled them to connect what they learned to college, the workplace, and life.
Sponsors indicated that 75% of participants reliably showed an increase in job related skills, productivity, morale and overall success.
Studies of high school business programs indicate a 20% increase in high school academic performance among participating students over non-participating students.
Students actively participate in running a real company to help local businesses, or receive internships from those businesses. This hands-on opportunity allows them to immediately apply business skills they have been taught to further engrain the core principles.
AppsCo's is a multifaceted initiative investing in the future health of our community by teaching business education and fostering student relationships with local leaders. This results in increased confidence, hope of opportunity, and loyalty to our community. In turn we hope to keep the best and brightest students local to help themselves and their communities thrive going forward.
Save Our Stadium
AppsCo has been asked by Peoria Public Schools to be involved in the SOS Save Our Stadium Fundraising Campaign and Stadium Renovation. Stay tuned for more information!
AppsCo is made possible by the generosity of our partners.
AppsCo Blog and Press Coverage
June 29, 2019
By Johnathon Kraus
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September 25, 2018
By: Sarah Alasquar
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September 23, 2018
By: Dina Taher & Shaelyn Johnson
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September 9, 2018
By:Shaelyn Johnson & Mariah Cooley
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August 7, 2018
PEORIA — AppsCo, a technology and entrepreneurship program, will be expanding to a second Peoria public high school this fall.
The student-based business she
August 2, 2018
Back to school time is looming over us and it's time to start thinking about what you can do this next school year to make it