Friday, May 20, 2016


Noah, our 10-year-old, went to Biztown with his class this week and I volunteered as a chaperone. It was such a great experience last year that he wanted to go again this year, and it didn't disappoint! He worked at the San Diego Humane Society where he was an educator for anyone who wanted information about adopting animals. They had rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs for adoption. The kids were given a salary for their work in their businesses. They were given two breaks during their work day, and during those breaks they were able to go shopping, to the bank or go eat at Jack-in-the-Box where they could buy real popcorn to eat!

I was a volunteer at Kaiser Permanente and I helped the kids with the various jobs that they had. There was a receptionist, some nutritionists and some doctors. They had to check patients in and send them to the nutritionist who then sent them to the doctor if they were sick. The business, Kaiser Permanente, needed to pay their employees and pay their bills and pay the loan back. So one of the CEO jobs was to make sure they were on track with their finances. So the kids were able to see most aspects of running a business with this experience. Everyone had a great time and everyone was exhausted afterwards.

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