Fifth-grade students at Alderwood Elementary School in Bellingham will participate in SAVE’s Kids Biz Club curriculum this Spring. Kids Biz Club is an eight week course which teaches the student computer technical skills as a basis to develop their understanding of basic economics.
SAVE Program Director, David Spring, will instruct the class with the assistance of volunteer mentors. Mentors are used to provide a bridge between the instructor and the students as they work through the course. Each student will be provided with the use of a laptop, personalized flash drive, and the student version of the course notebook.
After completion the students will retain their flash drive which will contain a copy of the work they’ve completed and the student course notebook. This initial pilot class will accept up to fifteen students from Alderwood Elementary who have qualified for the class through Nichole Buma, Alderwood’s After School Coordinator.
The course will begin in mid-April and wrap up in eight weeks with a presentation of each of the students work, a certificate of completion, and a special gift from SAVE for the student who receives the highest recommendations from the students and mentors participating in the class. If you would like to know more about this program and/or volunteer to become a mentor for one of our future courses, feel free to email us: Director at savenw.org.