Christine Lee, NBC 5 Grand Prairie Reporter
Leadership Grand Prairie, which pairs business leaders with high school students, began its nine-month program Wednesday with its biggest class in its 29-year history.
Business leaders and high school students are learning together about leadership.
The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce began a nine-month leadership program on Wednesday with 65 participants, the largest class in the program's 29 year history.
Through the program, professionals are getting an opportunity to build relationships with business students from Dubiski Career High School.
"We thought it was a great opportunity for the business leaders to see the future work force and the future work force to work with some of our business leaders in our community," said Chamber president Lynn McGinley.
On Wednesday, participants went to five different city departments and learned about their various responsibilities.
"It's so easy for people to be critical of government organizations, but it's really great to look on the inside of what is really going on," said program participant Kevin Krajewski.
High school senior Andrea Taylor said she looked forward to learning from her classmates as she prepares for the real world.
"It's very exciting. Like, I've been smiling all day. It's been such a great experience and it's very fun to do," Taylor said.
Leadership Grand Prairie meets the first Wednesday of every month.