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Thanks to the generosity of Bruce and Heather Lane, owners of Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca, NY, middle school students at the Newfield Central School District have the opportunity to participate in Enterprise America, a real-life career experience created by WCNY in Syracuse. Mr. & Mrs. Lane donated $10,000 to the Newfield Central School District.
Newfield students in the Enterprise America program will explore many of the careers necessary to make a modern American city thrive. This will start in the classroom with their teacher, Barb Mott, as they learn how to write business plans, put together a budget, engage in collaborative discussions, discover the role of economy in a society, and use entrepreneurial skills.  Each student takes on a different role as a business owner, politician, law enforcement officer, media specialist, power plant operator, judge, medical personnel, or banker, for example. After several weeks of preparation, students will travel to WCNY’s “city” (a  10,000 square foot Education Center with 14 businesses and a City Hall) to spend a hands-on day applying what they have learned, getting a glimpse into what it takes to succeed after graduation and how the knowledge they are acquiring in school is relevant to lifelong professional and personal success.






Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055

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