Texas Border Business –
“IBC Bank- McAllen hosted a special orientation for local elementary schools who are participants and interested in partnering with their Minitropolis Program for the 2016-17 school year. The orientation included a panel of experts, question and answer periods, and round table discussion and activities.
The Minitropolis program is an interactive experience where schools become models of actual communities, and the children earn and spend mock money through incentives and through holding “jobs”. Partnerships with local businesses also help this program flourish, including IBC Bank, city councils, recycling centers, post offices, retail stores, and more. Currently, the local school districts in Hidalgo County participating with the program include:
McAllen ISD with 6 schools, Mission ISD with 2 schools, and Donna ISD with 1 school, and La Joya ISD with 1 schooland prospects included IDEA Public Schools located in North Mission, Edinburg and Pharr, as well as visitors that came from across Texas and Oklahoma.”