LPS will offer Junior Achievement’s Exploring Economics to all high school students.
A new partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and Junior Achievement of Lincoln will bring real-world financial lessons to every LPS high school Business Economics class. Through the engaging and relatable Exploring Economics curriculum, students will examine the impact they have on the economy as consumers and taxpayers, and learn important financial lessons about spending, saving, and investing. What makes the program truly unique, however, is who will be doing the teaching. As with all Junior Achievement programs, a volunteer from the local business community will visit the classroom over a series of weeks, mentoring students and giving them access to their real-world business knowledge and experience.
The new program will be offered through the Business Department at LPS high schools. All high school students are required to take a Business Economics class through either the Social Studies Department or Business Department, and in the coming weeks they will be choosing and enrolling in classes for next Fall. Junior Achievement would like to encourage students to enroll in the Business Department’s Business Economics class so as to take full advantage of this new opportunity. In an ever-changing economy, they’ll learn lessons that will put them in a better position to succeed, regardless of their future plans.
Questions about the new partnership or the Exploring Economics program can be directed to Junior Achievement President Tera Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 467-1217.