WICHITA - The Wichita Independent Business Association, in conjunction with USD 259, is hosting an open house February 26th at Jardine Technology Magnet Middle School on E. Ross Parkway; it's in honor of the new WIBA Jardine Sponsorship Program.
The open house will include guided tours of Jardine and a presentation ceremony. During the ceremony, Phil Ruffin Sr. will present a $100,000 gift to the Jardine Middle School students.
The WIBA Jardine Sponsorship Program plans to reach students through mentorships, mini internships, and industry expert presentations. Each WIBA business member participant will schedule at least one monthly mentoring session and a mini internship at their place of business for a half day. WIBA business members will put together Industry Expert presentations on an as needed basis to correlate with the curriculum. The goal of this program is to support Jardine students who have a desire to explore various career paths available through WIBA business members.