On the Road Has Launched!

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A Police Officer comes out of Towne Hall after booking an arrest.

A Police Officer comes out of Towne Hall after booking an arrest.

It’s official!  Our newest initiative, Young AmeriTowne On the Road, has launched to great success.  You may recall that back in August we showcased our newest mobile, interactive program to our supporters and sponsors.  However, this week was the first time that students had the chance to experience the new setup — and it was a hit!

We’ve had five schools from Metro Denver visit Young AmeriTowne On the Road.  These schools have smaller student counts that, in the past, have precluded them from coming to our brick-and-mortar sites.  However, with 25-50 students, Young AmeriTowne On the Road is perfect for these groups, and they’ve taken full advantage.

 

Launched

A reporter records a broadcast outside the Radio Station.

A reporter records a broadcast outside the Radio Station.

Last week, we set up the mobile facades at the new Mile High United Way Building in downtown Denver.  And on Monday, Northridge Elementary was the first school to attend.  The students had already gone through the majority of the curriculum, which includes electing a mayor and judge, learning about savings and checking accounts, and applying and interviewing for a job.  They arrived at the new setup, got acquainted, and immediately set to work running Young AmeriTowne On the Road.  Thanks to our Young AmeriTowne Cloud, we had debit transactions tracked, website being built, and online orders being processed.  The students moved effortlessly from Towne Hall to the Radio Station to the Snack Shop.  And they had a wonderful time!

The other schools coming through this week had an equally great time, exploring the space and interacting with their fellow consumers and producers.  Young AmeriTowne On the Road ran more smoothly than most towns, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Towne citizens are hard at work at their jobs in the Container Store and the Newspaper.

Towne citizens are hard at work at their jobs in the Container Store and the Newspaper.

What’s next?

Next week our staff will take down the mobile facades and pack everything back up.  In early November, we’ll head down to Pueblo and set everything back up again, and be ready to serve the dozens of elementary schools coming to visit in November and December.  Stay tuned for updates from Pueblo!  And be sure to watch social media and track #OnTheRoad for more updates.

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