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‘City of Jaguar Valley’ teaches Hicks Students life skills

Posted at 6:49 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 19:49:58-04


Have you started teaching your kids some real-world skills?


We’re talking about things like managing their money and even working a job.


Today, students at Gloria Hicks Elementary School did that and much more.


This is part of the “Minitropolis” program by IBC Bank.


These students actually ran their own city called “Jaguar Alley.”


It included an H-E-B, a movie theater, a chamber of commerce and even a police department.


And of course, any city has a mayor to keep an eye on things.


“I had to walk around and I went in some stores and I asked the manager some questions like what do they do here and how they work and how they run the store,” said Sarah Salinas, mayor of Jaguar Valley.

Students also had a chance to do some shopping with “Jaguar bucks.”

They earned that money through good behavior and attendance.