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Early Registration Open for Virtual Kid Innovator Camps

Attention MISD families with students currently in fourth through eighth grades including Marion home school students- early registration for The Jacobson Institute closes on Thursday, April 9, 2021!

What is The Jacobson Institute?

The Jacobson Institute equips students with innovation and entrepreneurial skills that are critical for young people to have now and for the future. These concepts and 21st Century Skills, like critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability and resiliency, are absolutely vital for students to become future ready.

Learn more about the upcoming virtual Kid Innovator Camp:

Who: Student entering grades 5-9 this fall

What:  Half-day (3 hour) online sessions filled with fun, interactive activities to build an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset including:

  • Playing games
  • Developing new “products”
  • Producing commercials
  • Creating a pitch
  • Writing a jingle AND
  • Sitting in the investor seat

When: June 21 – June 25, 9am-12pm Central Time OR June 28 – July 2, 1pm-4pm Central Time

Where: Zoom

How much:

  • Iowa campers: $100 before April 9th (Pay $125 after April 9th).
  • All other campers: $125 before April 9th (Pay $150 after April 9th).

Marion School Foundation Scholarship: We are providing $25 scholarships to every MISD student attending the virtual camp this summer.

Why: Everyone needs something to look forward to doing! Each activity will be engaging and fun – giving children the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and learn to think like an entrepreneur!

Register before April 9th!

A big thank you to sponsors: Hills Bank Iowa City Area Development Group Iowa City Area Business Partnership Marion Chamber of Commerce Marion Economic Development Corporation – MEDCO Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association