Getting a proper education experience is very crucial with today’s children and youth.  Yazoo Mills acknowledges the importance of education and interaction among students and has donated over $7,000.00 within the last year to The Montessori School of Westminster.  The Montessori School of Westminster, Maryland is a premier private school, where children ages 2 through grade 9, master academics in a hands-on environment that encourages independence, self-discipline, and a passion for individual growth.  Students flourish on a 27-acre campus which boasts features hard to find at other private schools.

“Yazoo Mills has generously donated money to go towards our marketing fund.  We use these funds to mail information to the surrounding communities that we serve to market the school to prospective families.  In addition, we advertise the school on a billboard that moves monthly to different high-traffic areas.  Approximately two years ago, we completely redesigned the school’s website and added social media marketing components through Facebook, Twitter, and our blog.  We have also been able to utilize a freelance graphic designed to enhance our marketing efforts and overall branding.  We plan to continue to use these funds to market the school to prospective families in a variety of ways and through our efforts over the last several years, we are now enjoying full classes!” says Stephanie Day, Director of Development at Montessori School of Westminster.

For more information about The Montessori School of Westminster, please click here.

As a company, we like to venture out and meet potential employees face-to-face, opposed to the traditional filling out an application online.  This allows us to get a better feel for prospective employees and engage in casual conversations, making the jobseekers feel more comfortable.  Job fairs allow us to get our name out there as well as educate people on who we are, what we do, and the jobs we have available.

Yazoo Mills attended three job fairs between the months of March and April.  On March 31st, Spring Grove Area High School hosted their Business and Career Expo and had over 60+ exhibitors.  Companies met with Junior and Senior students in the morning and then the evening session was open to the public.  On April 2nd, HACC Gettysburg hosted their annual job fair and was well attended by college students.  The last one we attended was the HARHA job fair at Cross Keys’ Banquet Center with over 40+ exhibitors.  Overall, we were happy with the attendance of each expo and since their conclusion, we were able to hire a few employees that we had met through the job fairs.

Getting a proper education is extremely important, starting with our youngest generations and up.  Tuition prices are climbing year after year and today’s economy is taking a toll on students and their parents when applying for and attending college.  Earning good grades allows students to be able to apply for scholarships, grants, etc. and helps provide them with a better college experience financially.

In May of 2013, New Oxford High School recognized two outstanding students for their academic achievements.  Shainann Daniels (Art) and Amina Colonia (Business) were picked by faculty in their respective departments and each received a $500.00 scholarship from Yazoo Mills.  We look forward to giving away two more scholarships in May 2014.