Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gearing up for an educational fundraiser

Business students at Addison Trail High in Addison, Illinois, learn while they earn money for their schools with an annual auto show, GateHouse News Service reports:

“'As part of the program, students will write a paper on their experience of organizing the car show, and the entries are then tuned into the DECA state conference next March,' [teacher Joe] Mahoney said. 'A student who has the best paper then moves on to the national tournament.' ...

"Open to junior and senior students, DECA members and officers gain valuable experience by coordinating the arrangements of and developing marketing plans for fundraising events such as the car show, school officials said."

What kind of educational components do you build into your school fundraisers?

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