Tonawanda News


May 7, 2014

O'Hara seniors offer little ones a lesson in business


Tonawanda News — After the students had a lesson on zoning and learned that a city planner is the person in charge of deciding where those zones go, the students each got to select a paper building, like a library or a house, and color it in. Then they had to go up to a big “city map” and place their building in the appropriate zones. They were also asked if their building provides a good or a service.

The student were very eager to answer questions and enjoyed learning something that they were able to apply to the area they live in. One third-grader, Jaeden Hewett, said her favorite part was building the businesses and putting them in their proper zones.

The 45-minute presentation at Ohio School ended with all the students getting to keep the buildings they made and colored in. Kydd, Morris, and their two other co-presenters, Jontay Walton and Kelsey McCarthy say they had fun and that it’s nice to be able to do something to give back to the community. 

“This creates a foundation for future business owners and young entrepreneurs,” Kydd said.

Contact reporter Mia Summerson at 693-1000, ext. 4313.

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