CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A program in the St. Louis area lets students try out real jobs while they are still in middle school.
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis emphasizes work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to the young adults who come through its doors.
Students are given life scenarios, taught how to balance a budget and about the importance of saving.
"I've been teaching for 13 years, and this is the best field trip we have ever gone on because the kids are doing what they're actually going to do in real life," said Stacey Geluck, a 5th grade teacher at Whiteside Middle School. "It's the closest they're going to get to being in real life until they're there, until they're done with college."
The organization runs with the help of many volunteers and community donations. To learn more about Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, visit www.jastl.org.