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High School Spotlight

JuniorBiz wouldn’t exist if we felt that the public school system was already giving kids a fair chance to explore entrepreneurship. Most schools in the U.S. don’t even try.

But Cathy Hettleman has taken on the challenge. She is the new coordinator of ACE Transitions at Ft. Collins High School (FCHS) in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

ACE is a program that has traditionally helped kids develop career skills through special programs and internships. It’s also traditionally full of students who don’t fit the ‘straight-A’ mold. Since Cathy started at the beginning of the year, four of her 18 students have already dropped out of high school.

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