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In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it’s critical for your child to develop a global mindset and build international awareness early in his or her life. Topics include world currencies, cultural differences, current global events, international trade and exchange rates, the U.N. and The World Bank. Instructor: SPARK Business Academy Staff.

5-9 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $199/$160 MCC district residents.
1027.319          M, 1/28-3/25          4:30-5:30 p.m.
No lesson on 2/18.

Learn how investors make (and lose) money in the stock market and how you can start investing successfully at a young age. In this hands-on class, students use a cool stock trading simulation tool with real-time market data to select a $10,000 stock portfolio and analyze its performance over time, “learning by doing.” Smart investing will help you meet long-term financial goals. Make your money work hard for you! Topics include stocks and bonds, stock price graphs, risk, return and diversification, mutual funds, rate of return and case studies. A solid foundation for successful future investors! Instructor: SPARK Business Academy Staff.

9-13 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $192/$160 MCC district residents.
1028.319          M, 1/28-3/25          5:30-6:30 p.m.

Let’s sell lemonade! In this class, your child will learn how to make yummy lemonade and how to earn money selling it. Fun sessions empower students with an entrepreneurial mindset for their lemonade stand. Students learn about marketing, finance and strategy in a supportive environment that fosters team work. Instructor: SPARK Business Academy Staff.

5-9 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $199/$160 MCC district residents.
1029.319          M, 4/22-6/17          4:30-5:30 p.m.
No lesson on 5/27.

For the sports lover, future team general manager (GM), sports team owner, ESPN analyst or coach, this unique class will “show you the money” in sports! Students will learn the business side of various sports and actively discuss and analyze a different “sports money” topic every class. Topics include: college sports, how teams make money, endorsement deals and collective bargaining agreements, as well as why some pro athletes go bankrupt after making millions. Instructor: Spark Business Academy Staff.

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9-13 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $199/$160 MCC district residents.
1030.319          M, 4/22-6/17          5:30-6:30 p.m.
No lesson on 5/27.