We have many positive reinforcement strategies for the Summer Youth Academy but one of the biggest is "The Store"
The Store encourages good behavior, participation in class and teaching healthy money management, along with learning how to write checks and keep track of a register. YEP! All of that in one!
The "dollars" the students earn during the week are actually stickers and then on Thursdays during Economics class, they keep track of their registers (including deciding to save at the store, subtracting what they spent last week, etc)
The Friday is the day...it's STORE DAY!
The students get to "buy" REAL prizes with their "money"
Check out a few pictures from our Store day last week!