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
September 11, 2019
Meet Some More Members
By Ethan Mejzak
In this blog post, I will tell you more about two of our wonderful members here at AppsCo, Maryjane and Ethan. I will...
August 26, 2019
By: Ethan Mejzak
Join AppsCo in our effort to give the youth the power to be the next business and civil leaders. On September 19th, at the Venue Ch...
August 19, 2019
By Carolina Remond
It’s two weeks before junior year is going to start and I’m longing for one last adventure. So, to fulfill this wish, a dear fri
August 18, 2019
Get to Know Us!
New year, new Appsco. The Appsco team has some fresh blood and we are prepared to represent Appsco to the fullest. With fourteen ne...
July 24, 2019
By: Ethan Mejzak
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June 29, 2019
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