THE SOUTHERN: The Future is Now – program in full swing throughout Southern Illinois

The program is primarily funded by business investors from the community in each county. The class is open to high school juniors and seniors, who are selected by a board in each county. Lindvahl said the application process is rigorous.

Classes never meet inside a classroom. Instead, they meet in a different business each school quarter. The class meets for 90 minutes to two hours each day and provides two high-school credits to students.

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