Local High School Students from the YES Program Meet Jennifer Lopez and Enjoy the Resident Headliner’s Show at Planet Hollywood
Local high school students who recently completed the first-ever Young Executive Scholars (YES) program were treated to a performance of “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino courtesy of Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation Las Vegas. In addition to enjoying the high-energy show, the scholars had the opportunity to meet the global superstar backstage.
The outing was part of the prize package offered to the student participants in YES –  a program that united the project-based mentoring of Core Academy, powered by The Rogers Foundation, with the gaming-hospitality expertise of UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI)
As part of the four-week course designed to enhance the pipeline of homegrown hospitality talent, the students participated in a team competition, with each team imagining, designing and presenting their own world-class integrated resort business and community plans. Following group presentations earlier this summer, each member of the four-person winning team was surprised with a $10,000 scholarship.
Modeled after the IGI and University of Nevada, Reno’s world-class Executive Development Program, the YES program introduced 20 college-bound high school scholars to the hospitality and tourism industry. During the summer program, scholars experienced a number of special opportunities, including interaction with some of the most prominent figures in the hospitality industry, exclusive back-of-house tours and experiential outings, and one-on-one classroom mentoring time – all while discovering the various career opportunities available to them in the hospitality and tourism industry right here in Las Vegas.
About Core Academy:
Core Academy, powered by The Rogers Foundation, is an in- and out-of-school model that focuses on the development and empowerment of Southern Nevada’s under-resourced youth. Our staff invests an average of 886 hours a year per Core Academy Scholar, individualizing programming to fit their different needs. Our approach is based on the philosophy that long-term, comprehensive support, partnered with a collective impact model, will break the cycle of poverty and allow the young adults we serve to reach their full potential.
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About UNLV International Gaming Institute:
The UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) is committed to providing cutting-edge insights to the global gaming industry. IGI provides research and programs to more than 50 jurisdictions across the globe—to leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. In addition to research and executive education offerings, the International Gaming Institute’s “Centers of Excellence” help IGI achieve status as the global intellectual capital of gaming. The Center for Gaming Innovation, International Center for Gaming Regulation, Hospitality Lab, and eSports Lab were all developed to address a strategic program that an academic institution’s unique spaces and structures can solve.
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*CELEBRITY SIGHTING* Las Vegas High School Students from the YES Program Meet Jennifer Lopez and Enjoy the Resident Headliner’s Show at Planet Hollywood
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*CELEBRITY SIGHTING* Las Vegas High School Students from the YES Program Meet Jennifer Lopez and Enjoy the Resident Headliner’s Show at Planet Hollywood
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