Cabrillo High School recently hosted a Global Economic Summit with more than 150 Cabrillo and Poly High School students participating.
Teams of students from Cabrillo’s Global Logistics Academy and Poly’s Pacific Rim program gathered in the gymnasium, where each team represented a different country. The Global Economic Summit event is modeled after the International Economic Summit Institute at Boise State University. The hands-on activity teaches concepts related to international economics and globalization.
During the event, students set up tables, wore costumes, created trade alliances, joined trading and banking sessions, and competed in a global issues debate. Long Beach CaLL, a partnership among the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach, provided judges who evaluated table displays and costumes. Judges were industry professionals representing a wide range of careers.
The summit model has gained national recognition as an effective educational program for teaching economics, finance and technology. Students gain a multicultural understanding of how the world works and what they can do to prepare for life as a global citizen.