Schools interested in learning more about Enterprise America should contact WCNY’s education department at (315) 453-2424. For scheduling and registration information, contact OCM BOCES at email@example.com or visit enterpriseamerica.ocmboces.org.
This 10,000-square-foot area education center is a proven hands-on program for middle- and high-school students, who learn how to be entrepreneurs in a simulated city. Children learn dozens of business and civic concepts, explore careers based in STEM (science technology, engineering and math) and prepare to become tomorrow’s workforce.
“Enterprise America, modeled on a proven program, began in Kansas City and is available in only a few cities in the United States. The center and its programs and services are available to 3,000 schools within a two-hour radius of Syracuse with a potential reach of a minimum of 700,000 students in grades five through nine.
The program shows students more than any other program why they’re in school each day, learning about math, reading, writing, financial literacy, team work, critical thinking and citizenship.
This is applied, real-world learning, which gives students a unique glimpse of the adult world we’re readying them for – and why, staying in school and giving their best, is so important.
WCNY invites 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th and 9th grade teachers to an open house to learn more about WCNY’s new Enterprise America program.
Learn about WCNY’s new Enterprise America program, public broadcasting’s first hands-on experiential learning program. Middle school students take part in a real-life immersive learning experience focused on STEM (science, technology, education and math) skills, entrepreneurship, and financial and civic literacy. They apply what they learn in their classrooms and become business entrepreneurs, political leaders, employees and consumers in the Enterprise America city and its 14 businesses and City Hall.
Dec. 11, 2013 4 to 5 p.m.
WCNY Broadcast and Education Center
415 W. Fayette St. Syracuse, NY 13204
An information session, a sample curriculum aligned with New York state learning standards and 21st Century skills, guided tours and light refreshments will be provided.
R.S.V.P. below by Dec. 10.
For questions, please call Jessica Straub at (315) 453-2424.
Sponsored by WCNY and partner OCM BOCES.