This is the first article in a series of profiles about each of Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ 2020 Model Partnerships.
The partnership between ACN Independent Business Owner and the Advanced Technology Center (ATC)’s Marketing and Entrepreneurship Program helps students experience hands-on business and networking. ACN’s mentor, Harrell Peterson, uses real-world scenarios to assist students with their personal and professional financial goals. Projects include activities that teach strategies regarding investments, trading stock, markets and risks and rewards of owning a business.
The goal of the partnership is to support learning in the classroom that will prepare students for scenarios and opportunities outside of the school setting. Projects include Cashflow 101, a board game that involves small groups to purchase property, trade stocks and evaluate risks and rewards of business ownership.
ACN has been involved with ATC’s marketing class for 23 years, benefiting more than 700 students by providing experience and knowledge necessary to be a successful business owner.
If you would like to know more about the Partners In Education program, visit www.vbschools.com, or contact Jennifer McGowan in the Office of Family and Community Engagement, at Jennifer.McGowan@vbschools.com.