A "job application" class assignment in the fifth grade provided the stimulus for an article, Should Your Kids Learn Business Skills in Elementary School?, by parent Jennifer Malach. The piece appears in Acculturated, an online magazine about "the virtues and vices of pop culture and why pop culture matters."
"My adult clients have difficulty with demonstrating their value and worth 'on paper' after years of work experience so it was amazing to see how [my daughter] and her classmates were able to do this," explained Ms. Malach, a veteran career coach and founder of 20/20 Career Solutions.
"Many of these ideas lie at the heart of our academic goals as a school—this is why, for example, our 'engineering' programs are also 'entrepreneurship' programs," notes Head of School Dr. Michael Kay. "Technical skills are important, but so are creativity, presentation, self-advocacy, and interpersonal skills."
The program presented in the article was created and implemented by fifth-grade teacher Mor Rozner.