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Columbus digital marketing agency helping at-risk teens with internships

Makeshark Featured in Columbus Business First

Like any teenager, Kwaku Oppong usually spent his summers playing video games. But before his senior year of high school, the 16-year-old instead took an internship building websites.

Dustin Pearce, founder of Makeshark, a Columbus digital marketing agency, hires summer interns from at-risk high school students recommended by Saint Stephens Community House in Linden, including Oppong in 2017.

“Most of my friends were doing the regular high school jobs everyone does, like a fast food restaurant,” Oppong said. “I was one of the kids who actually got to work in an office.”

Original article by Carrie Ghose. Continue reading on Columbus Business First.


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