Renaissance Kids Get Qs Answered at QVC
Students at the Phoenixville charter visit the West Chester corporation for weekly mentoring.
Since October, Renaissance Academy Charter School students have made weekly visits to West Chester's QVC, Inc.
The students and their mentors at QVC work together on activities designed to enhance the students’ understanding of working collaboratively within a corporation. It's real, real world experience.
Students are also able to tour the QVC facility, the model’s closet, and the QVC studio. The kids also get the opportunity to visit with employees who work in occupations that interest them.
Activities conducted during the students’ visits involve team building, engineering, time management, and creating a budget. The most recent visit involved an “un-birthday celebration where students and mentors shared treats and exchanged gift to celebrate everyone’s birthday. The festivities included a T-chart activity which had the group compare trends from now with what was current when the mentors were the same age as the students. The items listed in the categories, which included hottest technology, fashion, music and pop culture, ignited lively discussions among the group. These types of activities help to create a comfortable rapport between mentor and student, which opens up more in depth discussions on grades, college and careers.
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