Eighth graders from the Phoenix Central School District are gaining valuable real-world knowledge through a unique learning venture with Enterprise America.
The educational experience involves classroom instruction and hands-on learning, which culminates in a day “operating” their Enterprise America city.
Students in the family and consumer science class recently had a chance to demonstrate their knowledge during a visit to Enterprise America at WCNY in Syracuse.
They became business entrepreneurs and employees, consumers and citizens as part of the culminating activity.
To function in these different roles, the students used financial literacy skills, enacted laws, elected city officials and decided on employee medical insurance plans.
“The students worked very hard in preparation of the trip and their hard work paid off,” said EJD teacher Kara Barton. “The family and consumer science students made me proud!”