21st Century Skills

    • We link school standards to our curriculum
    • Shows students the purpose of learning important skills in school (reading, writing, math, oral communication)
    • Students reflect throughout the day in journals to help build their critical thinking skills
    • Meets career-building curriculum requirements mandated by the state
    • New IDE Code 258.4 establishes requirements that schools must meet by 2012

Picture of Lady helping girl
Having someone other than teachers and parents lead the program, validates what their parents and teachers say are true. After participating in the program, students become more aware of the local entrepreneurs, and this may influence their families to support these individuals and businesses and help keep their communities vital.

– Ellen Grady-Mans, Riceville Teacher