Middle school students host Market Day at Heritage University

Middle school students host Market Day at Heritage University

Over a hundred middle school students from the Yakima Valley took part in a 2-week camp at Heritage University.

Social Environmental Economic Development Camp better known as Camp SEED, started over five years ago with the purpose of teaching students the importance of money.

Melissa Gomez, Camp SEED Director said the camp was designed to teach middle school aged students the importance of budgeting their money at a young age.

“We teach them how to save money, how to spend money, how to budget,” said Gomez.

As a way to end their summer camp the students put together a Market Day where they sold food, aguas frescas and paintings.

Students will get to keep all of the money they made during Market Day.

Heritage University will be hosting another CAMP SEED next Monday.