Public School System Invests In A Sign-A-Rama Franchise <b></b>

Detroit-Sign-A-Rama has partnered with Detroit NorthernSenior High School, with a portion of a five-year grant from the WKKellogg Foundation, for the school to own and operate a Sign-A-Ramaon the school's campus. The store, which will operate its laband sales area from within the school, will celebrate its grandopening May 10.

"We believe this is a franchise first," said RayTitus, president of the sign franchise. "This entrepreneurshipprogram is based on the very principles we teach and encourage inour own entrepreneurial franchisees."

Sign-A-Rama would like to use Detroit Northern Senior HighSchool as a model for inner-city school systems throughout theUnited States and plans to offer this franchise program to otherschools. "We are committed to this program and it willsucceed," said Titus.

Owning and operating the Sign-A-Rama franchise is an extensionof the entrepreneurship program already in place at the school."Students participating in the program will have theopportunity to be a part of an international exchange program andwork at other Sign-A-Rama stores located in the U.S. and 20countries around the world, including England, Australia, SouthAfrica and Canada," explained Sammie Harris, DetroitNorthern's principal. "For most of our children, this isan exciting opportunity they might not receive in other programs ofthis kind. We are very proud to be part of this initiative."-Sign-A-Rama

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