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BOOST (Business Organization and Occupation Service Training) was a business, community and volunteer-based program that provided opportunities for employment through customer service, computer and other skills training for people with physical, emotional, developmental, economic and domestic challenges. Participants gained improved self-esteem and marketable job skills while employers gained a pool of perspective employees.
BOOST was fully funded by Discover Financial Services and Morgan Stanley from 1994 to 2004 and facilitated in eight locations in the US and two locations in Scotland. Over 2,800 people graduated from this program.
In 2000, the Opportunity Foundation of America was established to help support BOOST participants with material items and services they would need to gain employment.