When did you start learning how to pay the bills? Some Hannibal students are getting a grasp on the subject in kindergarten.
General Mills employees visited kids at Mark Twain Elementary on Thursday as part of the Junior Achievement program.
Some of them acted out jobs and decided what to spend their pretend money on. While the video game consoles were more popular than items like food and clothing, those with Junior Achievement say it's important to start teaching the basics of real life at a young age.
"We start with kindergarten, go all the way through middle school," said John Linderman, Training Manager at General Mills. "We're not yet in high school, but we could be. The programs are actually built to build upon each other every year."
The programs are created by Junior Achievement and require very little prep work before being presented to kids. The group is currently looking for more businesses to get involved. For more information on how your business can help, click here.
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