Fifth-graders practice making big bucks

Fifth-graders practice making big bucks

Mock town provides opportunity to understand financial concepts
Cadence Klatt, 11, and Jake Imming, 12, sell items to Brianna Ruiz, 11, center, and Hannah Haskins, 11, left, at the Snack Shop, during Young Ameritowne, at Fort Lewis College. Teams running the businesses must raise $200 plus 10 percent interest before they can start making a profit. Young Ameritowne is designed to teach elementary-age students key concepts of capitalism.
Money used by students during Young Ameritowne, at Fort Lewis College. The Young Americans Center for Financial Education brought the educational project to Durango for the first time this May to help supplement what students learn in school about business and finance.

Fifth-graders practice making big bucks

Cadence Klatt, 11, and Jake Imming, 12, sell items to Brianna Ruiz, 11, center, and Hannah Haskins, 11, left, at the Snack Shop, during Young Ameritowne, at Fort Lewis College. Teams running the businesses must raise $200 plus 10 percent interest before they can start making a profit. Young Ameritowne is designed to teach elementary-age students key concepts of capitalism.
Money used by students during Young Ameritowne, at Fort Lewis College. The Young Americans Center for Financial Education brought the educational project to Durango for the first time this May to help supplement what students learn in school about business and finance.
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