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Brentwood furniture store helps area youth with scholarships, life lessons

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ST.LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Miriam Switching Post furniture store helps St. Louis area youth by providing high school scholarships to the Miriam Academy.

Kathy Puettmann, a Miriam Academy official, said, “We serve kids that learn differently. So we have kids that are twice exceptional with lots of different needs coming to our school. Traditional school was not a good fit for them.”

Miriam Switching Post also offers a volunteer program for freshmen in high school that allows them to learn outside of the classroom.

“They use their social skills, get some work experience, learn how to work as team members, take direction from others, and communication skills,” Puettmann said.

“I enjoy it. It’s very interesting just getting to work with them as if it were a real job situation,” said Jason, one of the freshman volunteers at the store.

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