DECATUR-A nurse from Phoenix Academy got a grant trying to help the community school and students. Their goal: to get students ready for the working world by looking their best.
Tuesday at Phoenix Academy was no regular day at school. One room transformed into a barber shop. Another room became a beauty salon where students could learn to apply makeup. Another still, transformed into a dentist's office. The gym, a place where students could focus on exercise and eating healthy.
All of this at the alternative school is to show students that outer appearances and a healthy lifestyle can make a big difference in their futures. And that taking care of yourself, is a good quality prospective employers seek out.
The thousand dollar grant made all this possible at no cost to the students.