From the Field – Valley View Jr. High School, Jonesboro, AR

Mr. Sanders invited me to come down and join three of his agriculture classes as they kicked off the FutureSmart program. Students in these classes work in their school garden tending and growing vegetables which are then sold at a local farmer’s market. The students also have the opportunity  to work at the market to earn money selling their vegetables. FutureSmart was a great way to introduce students to real life financial literacy topics and to give them a few ideas for handling the money they’ve earned from selling vegetables.

Schools Manager: Aaron Harris
Teacher: Anthony Sanders
School: Valley View Jr. High School, Valley View Public Schools
City: Jonesboro, AR
Course: FutureSmart