Lincoln College Prep Academy Works with Entourage Yearbooks to Showcase Yearbook Program's Success Story

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In Kansas City, Missouri, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy is teaching the world how to break the financial cycle in schools, in order to be better yearbook advisors and students, receiving well-deserved recognition along with it.

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Lincoln College Prep's education system has propelled them to state-wide success.

With the new resources, Ms. Raynor was able to establish a yearbook class which also empowers the students to become leaders.

In hopes of helping schools grow their yearbook programs, Entourage Yearbooks is teaming up with one of their schools, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy of Kansas City, MO, to tell the story of "before and after" in yearbook creation.

According to marketing manager Sara Aniano, “There is a cycle amongst yearbook advisors and all educators where they have to sacrifice education due to limited resources."

But Jenny Raynor, the yearbook advisor at the Lincoln College Prep, figured out a way to work smarter and break that cycle. Recognizing the school’s success, Entourage Yearbooks visited the school in December 2015 to document the students’ expectations for the project as well as the ways that changing yearbook providers has enabled the school to improve their educational programming. In 2013, Ms. Raynor decided to switch yearbook providers and the change allowed the school to recover from prior year's debts and use the freed funds to purchase new equipment for the school. With the new resources, Ms. Raynor was able to establish a yearbook class which also empowers the students to become leaders in their school. Camry, a student yearbook designer at Lincoln College Prep, said “It’s cool to be in a positive environment where everyone is pushing you to do better.”

By having primary control over all of the content, students have an increased commitment and are able to feel more pride for their contribution to their historic school. Ayana, another student designer, explained that the class has been helpful because “It teaches you things that you can actually apply to your life.”

Entourage Yearbooks will return to Lincoln College Prep for their yearbook signing party at the end of April to document the full transformation of the students, the class, and their yearbooks. Entourage hopes that other schools will be able to use Lincoln College Prep’s story to find ways to overcome their own financial burdens.

For more information about how Entourage Yearbooks can help grow your yearbook project, please contact Sara at sara(at)entourageyearbooks(dot)com or 888-926-6571.

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