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Commissioner Rothman to hold Financial Literacy town hall with 4th and 5th grade kids

April 02, 2012


MAPLEWOOD, MN – As Financial Literacy Month gets underway, Commissioner Mike Rothman will participate in a town hall meeting with 4th and 5th grade students on Tuesday, April 3 in Maplewood. The town hall meeting will take place at BizTown, a Junior Achievement program that combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to this fully-interactive simulated town facility. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

BizTown is a kid-sized city that includes a bank, business service center, café, City Hall, construction center, international shop, newspaper, property management, radio station, supply & delivery, gift shop, grocery store, wellness center, and putt-putt golf course.

Upon his arrival, Commissioner Rothman will be welcomed to BizTown by the BizTown Student Mayor, who is elected by his or her peers. The town hall meeting will take place in the BizTown Town Square on the corner of Best Buy Way and General Mills Boulevard (you will not find this on your GPS). The meeting will begin with Commissioner Rothman presenting the Biz Town Mayor a copy of Governor Mark Dayton’s Financial Literacy Month proclamation. The commissioner and students will then discuss the importance of financial literacy and what all Minnesota kids can do to start down the path to financial success.


WHO
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman
4th and 5th Grade students from the Rosemount/Apple Valley School District
Gina Blayney, President of Junior Achievement
LaChelle Williams, Vice President of Junior Achievement

WHAT
Financial Literacy Town Hall Meeting
Tour of BizTown facility

WHEN
Tuesday, April 2, 2012
9:30am – 10:30am

WHERE
Junior Achievement
1800 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109