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Students design new menu item through Urban League program

June 8, 2021

Wawa unveiled brand new menu items developed by the Urban League of Philadelphia’s “Project Ready”, Science Leadership Academy at Beeber student participants.

In partnership with the Urban League of Philadelphia, local students participated in Wawa’s class of 2021 “Future Food Scientists 2.0 Program and Menu Development Challenge” where they were paired with working professionals at Wawa’s Innovation Center to create new, fresh and innovative menu items that were revealed during an in-store ceremony and presentation.

“The Project Ready program is a national program, but each [Urban League of Philadelphia] affiliate has its own chapter. They work with different high school students throughout the city of Philadelphia and prepare them for college and different careers,” said Khalil Bullock, Manager of Administration and Communications Office of the President for Urban League of Philadelphia. “By doing that students are exposed to different activities as well as professionals. They also work with companies, like Wawa, in some capacity to learn a new trade and new skill sets. Hopefully, they can take that and use it in the future when they move on to college and career.”

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