Rochester City School District
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Carlos Garcia
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RCSD Students Present Business Plans
to Simon School of Business
6th grade students from John Williams School No. 5 and Andrew J. Townson School No. 39
Students present business plans to mentors at the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business
Friday, May 17, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Simon Business School
University of Rochester
245 Gleason Hall
Rochester, NY 14627
On Friday, May 17, 2019, 6th-grade students from Schools No. 5 and No. 39 will present business plans to mentors at the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business. The students have been part of the Victorious Minds Academy (VMA) and P.I.E.C.E.S. (Project Based Learning, Innovation, Exploration, Critical Thinking, Equity, and Social Justice) Mentoring Program. 

This collaboration was created to bring innovative and explorative project-based learning activities to students in the Rochester City School District’s VMA classes. Students have been working on business plans focused on three learning modules: growth mindset, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Students will be giving presentations on their business plans, they will tour the U of R’s Simon School of Business, engage in a hands-on learning workshop focused on engineering, and have lunch on campus. 

A Simon School student started this community outreach initiative last year as a way to enrich the learning experiences for RCSD students.  
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