“They had the opportunity to color the buildings and set up this cardboard town,” Spaude said. “They’re being city planners in the third grade.”
High school lessons are more sophisticated with students taking part in simulated experiences such as running a manufacturing company in the year 2035.
About 220 local volunteers take part in the program, going into both public and private schools and teaching more than 6,200 students.
To volunteer with Junior Achievement, call Jaci Siebenaler at 387-9609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.