“Doc, you look a little young…”
Ste. Genevieve du Bois Catholic School seventh graders put their marketing skills into “practice,” literally, in collaboration with Junior Achievement (JA) and Purina to create a mini-storefront Pet Adoption Center simulation booth at the recent JA BizTown.
Students ran their simulated business for a day discovering “real world” economics, business finance, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
Visitors to the booth chose a pet profile on a simulated Petfinder website, which was matched to a microchipped stuffed dog or cat.
Student “veterinary technicians” walked visitors through the benefits of pet adoption, performed a “medical exam” on the “pet” and made food recommendations (Purina, of course!) based on the pet’s age and dietary needs.
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