The Junior Achievement program encourages kids to learn important lessons of business and handling money. A “Shark Tank”-style competition at Indian Woods Middle School in Overland Park gives youngsters the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Thirteen-year-old Amelia Tadko (right) touts her team’s “Student Connector” app. (Shawnee Mission district Superintendent Jim Hinson, who served as a judge, was so impressed by the team’s pitch that he contacted the district’s application design team to begin working with the students to make the concept a reality.)
The Junior Achievement program encourages kids to learn important lessons of business and handling money. A “Shark Tank”-style competition at Indian Woods Middle School in Overland Park gives youngsters the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Thirteen-year-old Amelia Tadko (right) touts her team’s “Student Connector” app. (Shawnee Mission district Superintendent Jim Hinson, who served as a judge, was so impressed by the team’s pitch that he contacted the district’s application design team to begin working with the students to make the concept a reality.) Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
The Junior Achievement program encourages kids to learn important lessons of business and handling money. A “Shark Tank”-style competition at Indian Woods Middle School in Overland Park gives youngsters the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Thirteen-year-old Amelia Tadko (right) touts her team’s “Student Connector” app. (Shawnee Mission district Superintendent Jim Hinson, who served as a judge, was so impressed by the team’s pitch that he contacted the district’s application design team to begin working with the students to make the concept a reality.) Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com

Getting down to business in the classroom

January 03, 2017 12:00 PM