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Clarendon Leadership School on Thursday hosted over 80 business leaders from Junior Achievement and Huntington Band for a Financial Literacy & Work Readiness Day. Students in grades 305 were mentored on interview and resume skills, career exploration, budgeting and saving, leadership habits, and attitude.

In the second annual Community Partnership Initiative, fifth graders focused on preparing for their upcoming trip to JA BizTown in Columbus.

Through this field trip, students expand their knowledge about careers, earning and saving money through project based activity, and to use a job card salary to create a simple budget. Students make real world work connections to improve soft skills to make a good first impression in an interview. On Thursday, every students had a professional interview with a Huntington Bank Officer for a job at JA BizTown

“As you may know, CCSD has undergone many recent changes and the district has been transformed through an initiative entitled the Brighter Tomorrow Plan.  With the creation of Grade 3-5 Leadership Schools, it was and is Superintendent Allison’s vision to have a deep and meaningful partnership with Junior Achievement,” said Nicole Herberghs, Principal at Clarendon Leadership School. “We are now well into our 5th year in this partnership and I’m proud that Clarendon is paving the way and becoming the “leaders” and role model in strengthening our ties with JA.” 

Dawn Campanelli, President of Junior Achievement, said this educational program day represents the best of the Stark County community – business and education coming together to help students connect what they learn in the classroom to the real world of work.  

“It was very rewarding to watch 80 Huntington Bank Officers provide hands-on Junior Achievement financial literacy and work readiness programs to every child at Clarendon Leadership School. We are very grateful that Huntington Bank and the Clarendon staff are committed to inspire students to believe in themselves and provide inclusion opportunities for them.” she said.


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