February 11, 2015

BizWorld Academy Empowers 5th Graders with Entrepreneurship Education (Part 2 of 3)

Camp BizWorld Empowers 5th Graders with Entrepreneurship Education (Part 2 of 3)

Juanita Flores-Mejia

5th Grade Teacher, Ford Elementary School

Last week, I brought my class over from Richmond, CA to San Francisco where held their BizWorld Academyd at Wells Fargo. The students worked really well together throughout the 2-day field trip. As they learned the strategy of running a business,​ they had to think quickly on their feet...that is a real-world skill! They worked together to ​create a company name, make friendship bracelets, and tap into their creativity to make commercials for their businesses.

Our school, Ford Elementary, is a microsociety school where all our teachers run different agencies. The kids learn a lot of new terms and create many things, but we don't handle funds or money as much. At BizWorld Academy, the students learned so much about finances - how to produce revenue, how to spend less, and how to keep track of it all. BizWorld has also really taught them about the true value of money. It is so important for students to learn entrepreneurship at a young age.

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