Students in Herriman High School’s Business Club took their knowledge of budgeting out of the classroom on Wednesday to provide a lesson in sound spending for adult students with special needs at South Valley School. It is part of a project they call “Beyond Budgeting.”
The lesson is personal to team members Katelyn and Elizabeth Anderson who have watched their brother, a student at South Valley, struggle with fraud, budgeting, and wise spending. The sisters worked with teammate Emily Reinoso to create a day-long event to teach students how to use the envelope system of budgeting and practice with local businesses.
The team partnered with local businesses like Cyprus Credit Union, Harmons Neighborhood Grocer, SCHEELS, and the Zander Real Estate Team. The businesses sent representatives to act as salespeople to facilitate a real-world buying experience for the students. Elizabeth Anderson believes it is important to have businesses help at this event because, “we want to give the students an experience as real as possible – not just interacting with other students but with real businesses.”
The Business Club students hope to make budgeting more inclusive as they teach students of all abilities how to manage their money. Keep up the great work Herriman High School Business Club!