Summer doesn't always mean school is over. And it's not a bad thing. In fact it's a great thing!

The Jump Start Summer program is part of a statewide initiative that came to fruition in 2017. The month long summer "course" always students to earn a summer wage, industry-based credentials, and high school course credit.

Hundreds of students from Lafayette are participating in the program, with thousands taking advantage across the state.

Over 200 students from Lafayette alone will be participating in the program that kicks off today.