Bellaire, Westbury students win scholarships from Youth Business Institute

Several students from two Houston ISD schools were recently recognized for completing the Youth Business Institute, an 11-week professional development program.

Students from Bellaire and Westbury high schools were mentored by TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods associates to learn job and life skills, including budgeting, resume building, interview preparation and attire, merchandising, goal setting and career exploration through job shadow days.

Some of the students — five from Westbury and five from Bellaire — were awarded $1,333 scholarships. Two more students — one from Bellaire and one from Westbury — received $5,000 scholarships.

After completing the program, 12 Westbury students and seven Bellaire students received job offers.