The WBE.NET Global Internet Trade Course
for Students has captured the interest of at-risk
students increasing their knowledge of basic school studies
while leaning how to identify, evaluate and follow through on import/export
First installed at Alain
LeRoy Locke High School in South Central Los Angeles, California,
the Course was designed to increase student interest in regular
school curriculum and to provide graduates with a career in international
trade upon completion of the course. By the end of the first semester,
Locke students had already identified a simulated transaction that
could net a profit to benefit their school and help further their
education. Principal Annie Webb reported a dramatic change in student
interest levels, grades and behavior due to the new Trade Course.
Students and educators throughout the L. A. Unified School District
received the Course with marked enthusiasm following a demonstration
at a Technology for Learning conference on June 3, 1998.
Since then, a number of school officials have requested that the
course be installed at their schools.
A reasonable cost, per student or per school,
will allow us to begin training course instructors; provide teacher
and student training materials; bring in trade experts; provide
students with hands-on experience in the field. In addition, operational
funds and administrative managers are needed to assist with program
and fiscal oversight, as well as oversee some of the day-to-day
operations. We seek your urgent financial assistance as a public/private
partner to help us meet our target budget for the installation of
the WBE.NET Global Internet Trade Course for Students.