12/9/13 The fourth Junior Achievement session included opening a restaurant! The students worked in groups of three and discussed what type of food they would serve, what prices they would charge, and who they would hire first. This activity required collaboration and included real world application. What a fun and interesting lesson!
Thank you for your time and effort Amber!
12/2/13 The third Junior Achievement session was all about saving money. Amber discussed the terms savings account, deposit, withdrawal, and interest with the students. Then, the students got to play a fun game about money. The winners of the game received a $2 bill!!!!! All students who participated received a dollar coin. What fantastic and relevant prizes for the students. Thanks so much for your dedication to this program Amber! The students are loving it!
11/18/13 The second session of Junior Achievement focused on money and people in our community who help to make Independence a better place. The students completed thank you cards and sent them to various business owners and city managers. The students also completed "Help Wanted" ads and looked at various job descriptions. Again, thank you Amber for your time - the students are loving Junior Achievement!
11/11/13 Our first Junior Achievement session was a great success! Thank you to Amber Hunt, Layla's mom, for volunteering your time. We learned about zoning in cities today and what a city manager does. The students placed buildings in the appropriate zone on the zoning map. We look forward to the next visit! Thank you Amber Hunt!