The Rincon Rotary Club of Tucson supplied the necessary funding to print fake money for the 4th Grade economics fair at Tanque Verde Elementary School. The fair engaged children in the practical application of basic economic principles. Students brought homemade items and sold them to each other using the fake currency. Tanque Verde parent Lori Gahr worked with other parents and teachers to coordinate the successful event.
Rincon Rotary's support is part of its Rotary Local Program, whose mission is to help improve the local community through educational outreach. Rotary Local can provide manpower, resources from local business partners, or in some cases, direct financial support to teachers who apply for assistance.
To find out more about Rotary Local and how it may be able to help you, go to rotarylocal.org.