WHO KNEW LEARNING COULD BE SO FUN! A DAY IN YOUNG AMERITOWNE® OF KANSAS
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Intense, exciting, strategic, and eye-opening are all words I would use to describe my brief experience with Young AmeriTowne® of Kansas. Lenora is similar to the majority of rural communities in western Kansas: small businesses lining the downtown streets, friendly smiles and waves from patrons as they pass by, and a once abandoned high school building. It is inside this high school where the magic of Young AmeriTowne® happens.
Young AmeriTowne® of Kansas (referred to as Towne) is a six-week curriculum designed for 5th and 6th grades that teaches basic economics, banking, money management, government, communications, philanthropy, and employment. The culmination of the classroom experience is a field trip to Young AmeriTowne of Kansas in Lenora. Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc. partnered with Young Americans Center for Financial Education in Denver, CO, to bring a financial literacy program to their service area in northwest Kansas.