Jafra Cosmetics International Congratulates and Welcomes its ‘Jafra, You & College’ Scholarship...

Jafra Cosmetics International Congratulates and Welcomes its ‘Jafra, You & College’ Scholarship Recipients from Channel Islands High School

In an effort to help motivate Latinos’ participation and college enrollment, Jafra Hispanic USA will provide a five-week summer internship at its Headquarters


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Westlake Village, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 12, 2005–Jafra Cosmetics International, a multilevel marketing and direct-selling company, in the skin care and beauty industry, has awarded 11 Hispanic students, from Channel Islands High School, a college scholarship under its “Jafra, You & College” scholarship program, available annually to Spanish-speaking students of Hispanic descent.

The high school scholarship and internship program, through Jafra Hispanic USA, was created to recognize outstanding Hispanic students and support them in the preparation of pursuing a college undergraduate degree. High school students, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, and who are fluent in Spanish are eligible. The five-week internship program will take place from Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 29.

“Studies indicate that the lack of information about college entrance requirements, language barriers, cost of tuition and the need to work and earn money are just a few reasons why Latino youth are not enrolling into college,” said Melba Rios, vice president of commercial business for Jafra Hispanic USA. “At Jafra, we want to help change these statistics by providing a meaningful internship and mentoring experience during the next five weeks and hope each student reaches their full potential and dreams.”

Each student has been matched with a professional Jafra mentor in the areas of interest ranging from Accounting, Creative Services, Information Technology, Marketing, Research and Development and the Pubic Relations Departments. On Friday, July 29, in the Jan Day Training Room at Jafra Cosmetics International Headquarters based in Westlake Village, CA, each student will be required to present a final project presentation and share with Jafra staff, management and Channel Islands High School faculty their rewarding experience.

Congratulations to the 2005 “Jafra, You & College” recipients: Jessica Caballero, Victor Cano, Benjamin Cuevas, Nancy Cuevas, Yeseñia Garcia, Cynthia Laveaga, Yvette Lopez, Maritza Robles and Julia Rodriguez. In addition, Marisol Hernandez and Gerardo De Casas were awarded the “Putting Your Best Foot Forward” scholarship on Sunday, June 12; where Hernandez received an image consultation and makeover at the world-renowned stylist to the stars Jose Eber Salon in Beverly Hills, CA and De Casas a computer. During the same day both students attended and enjoyed a recognition dinner with senior management from Jafra Hispanic USA.

“We are truly grateful to Jafra for their generosity, time, talents and mentoring they provide each individual student,” said Beryle Brinkman, business and work experience teacher from Channel Islands High School. “The wealth of knowledge they will absorb throughout their five weeks at Jafra – along with the work experience they will gain – only helps better shape their future and see the various career options they have once they receive a college degree.”

About Jafra Hispanic USA

Jafra Cosmetics International, is a multilevel marketing and direct-selling company, in the skin care and beauty industry since 1956. Jafra Cosmetics International remains true to its vision of being “The BEST Company for Women and their Families.” More information about Jafra Hispanic USA, its products, and its parent company Vorwerk & Co. KG, can be found on the company’s Web site http://www.jafra.com and click on “Jafra Hispanic USA” flag. To become an Independent Consultant for Jafra, consumers can sign up online, find a consultant online to discuss joining, contact us via e-mail at clientreferral@jafra.com or call toll free at (800) 551-2345.

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CONTACT:

Jafra Cosmetics International

Norma Villegas

805-449-2942

Jafra Cosmetics International Congratulates and Welcomes its ‘Jafra, You & College’ Scholarship Recipients from Channel Islands High School