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Auburn community center launches new educational program, students can earn real money

Students at Booker T. Washington Community Center (BTW) in Auburn are participating in a new program where they can learn real-world skills and make money in the process.

BTW’s after-school program has partnered with Electus Global Education Co., which provides technology to help children learn financial management, entrepreneurial, and life management skills, according to The Citizen.


Students have completed two sessions thus far, says the center’s program director Brandon Wakeham. Twenty-four students in fifth and sixth grade are currently learning the basics of Microsoft Word.

Once they have enough experience, students will complete projects based on what they’ve learned. These projects are worth a certain amount of real money depending on complexity.

“It’s actually one of the coolest projects we’ve ever done,” Wakeham said.



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