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April 18, 2011

Charity Trains High-School Students to Run Tax Clinic for the Poor

Students at Monticello High School in upstate New York are running a free tax clinic for low-income residents through a special program supported by the nonprofit National Academy Foundation, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Juniors and seniors who become certified tax preparers through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program fill out and file returns for taxpayers with household incomes below $49,000.

The participants are students in the school’s Academy of Finance, a slate of business-related courses that is part of the National Academy Foundation’s network of career-focused high-school programs.

Read about a key benefactor behind the academy foundation in this article from The Chronicle's archive.