I am pleased to announce the launch of a Public Relations Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. This Academy represents a district initiative to establish local partnerships to enhance the educational opportunities for students. The goal of the program will be to provide real-world application skills while stimulating interest in public relations.
Academy students will learn first hand about public relations and have the opportunity to complete exclusive internship hours at LaRue PR. Students will be exposed to brand development and marketing, multi-faceted publicity campaigns, media outreach, social media marketing, and celebrity product placement. This tremendous opportunity will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and experiences in the public relations field that cannot be duplicated in a traditional classroom.
Jessy Fofana, Founder/CEO of LaRue PR, is a leader in the industry and a Somerville parent. Jessy has developed an innovative company that helps clients reach their full potential and achieve success. Her firm is involved with the Manhattan Vintage Show and represents an impressive list of well-known fashion and lifestyle retailers.
Interested students may complete an online application that includes a video submission. Consideration will be given to students who can demonstrate creativity and innovation in the video. There are no GPA requirements for this Academy. There are a limited number of openings for the program and therefore applicants will be screened through a selection process. A complete list of the courses for the program can be seen in the link below. Interested students can apply to be part of the program by clicking here.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
LaRue PR Academy
Dr. Purnell is a 2016 National Superintendent of the Year (NASS), the 2015 New Jersey State Superintendent of the Year (AASA), and was the Highest Rated University Professor in the Nation in 2015 (ratemyprofessors.com). Dr. Purnell is currently serves as the Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, an Adjunct Professor, and a strategic planner. Dr. Purnell also serves on the New Jersey State Board of Examiners and is a Past President of the Somerset County Association of School Administrators. All original content
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