A college education provides limitless opportunities for an individual. Yet for many, college seems like an unattainable goal financially. The purpose of this curriculum is to teach students how to plan financially for college. College can be expensive, but is a worthwhile investment in the long run. Throughout this course, students will learn about the social and economic value of college. Students will also learn the value of saving, and that it is never too early to start.
This apprenticeship teaches students about business and entrepreneurship. Students will participate in the city-wide Lemonade Day event by operating a lemonade stand at an optimal location.
In this apprenticeship, students will become community problem solvers. They will identify community (school, neighborhood or beyond) strengths and needs based on their own experiences and will plan for how their own unique strengths and talents can be used to make their community a better place. They will use a problem-solving process to brainstorm, vet, and select a community need and a solution to that community issue. Students will then get to test out their solution through a community service project that addresses the community need they selected.
In the process, they will reflect on their experience, practice researching in various sources and learn how to conduct an impact assessment. The apprenticeship will culminate in a WOW! Video, which will showcase students’ progress becoming community problem solvers.