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McDonald's  announced on February 11, 2000 two new major efforts to help high school students further their education and find work. The restaurant giant is giving "McEducator Tool Kits" to high school guidance counselors in parts of the south to help teach students the fine points of writing resumes and handling interviews. McDonald's is also starting a large scholarship program for eligible employees in parts of the south.
The announcement was made during a student assembly and press conference at Overton High School, on February 11 in Nashville, Tennessee. The "McEducator Tool Kits" were created to help teenagers develop career skills.
McDonald's is also announcing a new scholarship program. Twenty-five one-thousand-dollar scholarships will be awarded to eligible McDonald's employees working in parts of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Missouri.
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