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US Army and McIlhenney Company enter into Partnership For Youth Success

The U.S. Army and the McIlhenny Company will sign a partnership agreement on Aug. 9, as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program at 10:00 a.m. on Avery Island.

The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and federal, state and local public institutes. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees Soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army. The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

The PaYS program is designed to help Soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help Soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a plentiful and reliable recruiting source. Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 620 employers have partnered with the program.

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony, please RSVP to Ms. Messina Schales, 337-373-6115 for access to Avery Island.

Please provide the number of news team members/photographers who will attend. Interviews with participants will be possible following the ceremony.