An important part about building a culture of Shopping Local and supporting our community, begins with our youth and future consumers. The FSJ Shop Local Project worked with School District 60 about wanting to provide the important information to support our community.
A program was created and delivered to 5 - Gr. 7 classrooms at Dr. Kearney and Bert Bowes Middle Schools. The program was widely accepted and the youth enjoyed the learning and information, delivered through a process of fun 'shopping' with Shop Local Money and lots of robust follow-up conversations with the kids, about the choices we have available, and how the choices impact ourselves, our budgets, the community, and the environment. The kids engaged and provided incredible insights and knowledge.
Thank you to Stephen Petrucci and Laurie Petrucci who assisted and helped bring the program to the School.
Pictured L-R - Cheryl Montgomery, Executive Director - FSJ Chamber, Jennifer Snider, Director - FSJ Chamber, Teacher from Bert Bowes, Stephen Petrucci, Superintendent of School District 60