Did you know that a $1 bill lasts about a year and a half, and one million of them would weigh more than 2,000 pounds? While Bloomingdale Elementary students won’t be lifting a million dollars during JA in a Day, on Tuesday, January 15 they will interact with 20 Lake City Bank employees who will help them learn about earning, saving, and spending their dollar bills. Activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m.,at the school, 1300 Orchard Street, Fort Wayne.
Requested by teachers and principals in more than 30 schools during this academic year, JA in a Day is an opportunity for elementary students to experience economic concepts through hands-on activities. These sequential programs help them discover the roles of individuals and families in a successful working economy. Lake City Bank employees will guide the learning, helping the kids build their own 3-D city or experiment with production methods, for example.
“JA in a Day is an ideal way for Lake City Bank employees to share their life and business experience with children. We support JA programs because they are proven to help young people understand economic concepts and appreciate the value of a dollar,” says Eric Ottinger, Executive Vice President, Lake City Bank, and Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana Board Chair.