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When Mark asked if I wanted to write a guest blog post for My Town Tutors, my first thought was, “of course I do!” Why wouldn’t I? My Town Tutors is one of my favorite companies to follow on Twitter – always posting relevant content and engaging where appropriate. I asked Mark if he had any particular topic in mind, as the MTT blog seems to offer a broad range of educational content and resources. He suggested I write about my youth program, Enterprise City… So here I am.
Enterprise City strives to improve college and career readiness in youth through an innovative, 21st century experience focused on financial literacy, civic engagement and entrepreneurship. Students in grades 5-9 run their very own city after completing the cross-discipline (math, social studies, and ELA) curriculum in the classroom. It’s both a classroom based activity and field trip (simulation). Take a look at this video to get a better idea:
Last year at this time, it wouldn’t have made sense to share a blog post about Enterprise City with a community of teachers located primarily in Boston, MA – simply because the program wasn’t available in Boston yet. With the welcome addition of a brand new mobile city, we’re excited to offer the Enterprise City experience to any interested school or teacher north of New York City – to the tippity-top of Maine, including the ambitious teachers of Boston!
If you have any questions about the program or would like to book your class, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, I do suggest you take a look at our curriculum guide.
What do you think? Would your students thrive in this experience? Share your thoughts in the comments!