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For the last 28 years we’ve taught elementary school-aged children about economics.

The School Of Economics was established because there was an identified need for teaching elementary school-aged children about economics. As a result, SOE was founded in 1994 through the collaborative efforts of the Blue Springs School District, the City of Blue Springs and local businesses.

Our organizations mission is to engage students through real world learning to promote lifelong financial capabilities. We help them to understand and apply basic marketplace concepts and skills and expose them to business-related careers.

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TESTIMONY

Looking back on it now, I learned so much about loans, budgeting, and supply and demand. I will always rave about the School of Economics. They do a wonderful job of teaching a seemingly scary subject, in an easy-to-understand and engaging way. Now that I am a teacher myself, my belief that SOE is crucial for all elementary kids to experience is even stronger!

Ms. RoccaroNew Trails Early Learning Center

What I remember most about School of Economics is how careful I had to be with money I earned working my job, but it was a lot of fun! I do believe SOE helped me make decisions about my future. SOE was the first place I understood the concept of business and it sparked my interest in owning my own business one day.

Harman SinghFormer SOE Student / Attendee

I learned about producers and consumers. Consumers are people who buy things. Producers are people who make and sell things. My favorite part of SOE was selling toys in the toy shop. I was able to pay off my bills and make money. I had so much fun with my friends!

GraysonSOE Mini-Town Attendee

Finance made fun, one student at a time.

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Students Served October 2021 to June 2022

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Public School Districts Served

40

Private and Charter Schools Served

1800

Volunteers in 2021 - 2022

OUR NEWS

In the News
September 8, 2022

Lead Bank in Blue Springs Open for Business!

It’s official! Lead Bank at the School of Economics in Blue Springs is now open and ready to provide a real world banking experience to thousands of students across the…
Other News
March 1, 2022

Mini-Town Program Update

It’s been such an incredible year for SOE and I’m really excited to announce an upcoming Program change. Most people wish they had received financial education earlier in their life.…
Blog
September 15, 2021

Jamie Batschke, new executive director at the School of Economics, discusses how UMB’s partnership will help expand the program.

Recently, Jamie Batschke had the chance to sit down with UMB, a proud supporter of the School of Economics (SOE), to talk about her new position as executive director and…

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The School of Economics works with many companies and organizations throughout the greater Kansas City area to further our mission. Our partners contribute more than just money. Their ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support and more are helping to prepare our young people for the real world.

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