Lower Richland High School students receive JCPennys shopping spree for good cause

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Columbia, S.C. (WACH)-- EngenuitySC has partnered with the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEM) committee at Lower Richland High School to present the fourth annual "Dress for Success" business etiquette showcase.

A group of 13 hand-picked students participate in the LRHS Dress for Success program, where they receive "soft skills" training and receive new business outfits. At the end of the program students participate in a fun peer-to-peer showcase where they take their wardrobe to the stage to strut their business attire and recap everything they've learned in the program.

The showcase is an opportunity for young students to learn how to dress and act in a professional manner as they prepare to enter college or the workforce.

Many of the students are learning civil engineering and digital design but also need to learn how to properly navigate the business world.

After being selected by their teachers, the 13 students are paired with a mentor to coach them on business, professionalism and volunteer organizations. Students then met with their mentors at JCPenny to learn about business-appropriate attire and pick out their outfit and accessories for the showcase event.

Molina Healthcare, the official Dress for Success wardrobe sponsor, allotted $150 to each student to spend on their workplace wardrobe.