PEORIA, Ill. — A popular student-run program is looking to get a little bigger.

AppsCo is a local nonprofit start-up program, founded by Alexis Khazzam, that gives 80 high school students from Richwoods and Manual the opportunity to gain real-world professional experience.

Khazzam said the idea was created about five years ago with the idea of starting teens off young with business and tech skills that would benefit them for the future…

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