Monday, November 25, 2013

Topeka High School Announces Opening of Trojan Mart



Communities In Schools, in conjunction with Topeka Public Schools Foundation, Let’s Help, Harvester’s, and other local sponsors, held a grand opening ceremony on November 25th to celebrate the opening of Trojan Mart at Topeka High School. The store, which is located in the foyer of the school’s Chester Woodward Library, operates on a ticket referral system instead of cash. Students are given tickets by teachers or administrators to “purchase” needed items such as school supplies, personal hygiene items, food, and even art supplies. Susan Ortega, site coordinator for Communities In Schools at Topeka High School said “(Unmet needs) can wear on our students and hinder their ability to give 100% in class. By offering a free, on-site solution we hope they are able to put their best foot forward every day at school.”