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 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.

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 from the YES Program Meet Jennifer Lopez and Enjoy the Resident Headliner’s Show at Planet Hollywood

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.