Programme sets kids up for success

This
year over 450 students in 22 classrooms in five different schools took part in
Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success programme.

The
participating schools were Cayman Academy, Cayman International School, Cayman
Prep and High School, George Hicks Campus and St-Ignatius.

A
press release states the programme’s goal is to explore and provide practical
information about personal finance and the importance of identifying students’
education and career options based on their skills, interests, and values. It
also demonstrates the economic benefits of staying in school.

The
concepts covered include credit, debt, decision-making, gross income, insurance,
interest, needs and wants, net income, opportunity cost, risk, self-knowledge,
and world of work.

The
skills covered include critical thinking, decision-making, following
directions, interpreting data, math calculations, oral and written communication,
problem-solving, role-playing, self-assessment, and working in groups.

Strategically
developed to align with academic content area, the programme’s focus on
reading, writing, and mathematics standards ensures relevance in all classrooms
affected by high-stakes testing.

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