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About: Casey Macaulay

I have many great stories to share from my time working in Young AmeriTowne and International Towne. Now, as the Development Coordinator, I get to pair my understanding of the programs with my enthusiasm for sponsor relations.

Posts by Casey Macaulay:

    Tales from Towne: Medical Center at a Glance – From Ambulance to Co-Payment

    By: Casey Macaulay Published: April 14th, 2014
    All Medical Technicians run a series of tests for each "patient" coming through the Medical Center.

    Childhood is augmented by the imagination and despite the fact 10 year-olds running Young AmeriTowne try on some grown-up responsibilities for the day, doesn’t mean they don’t enliven their day with some creativity. One shop where students really get the… Read the rest

    Tales From Towne: Advertising 101

    By: Casey Macaulay Published: March 31st, 2014
    A product and money exchange occurs in the Sign & Print Shop.

    At the beginning of the day whoever is leading Towne asks the students what to do if a product is selling out quickly, “raise the price!” is usually the general consensus. But then they’re asked what to do if a… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: You’ve Got Mail!

    By: Casey Macaulay Published: March 17th, 2014
    UPS generously provides the uniforms for the Postal Service employees.

    Spotlight On: Parcel Service If you were to ask me which shop demands the most of its employees over the course of the day, the Parcel Service would certainly be somewhere at the top of my list.  A small storefront… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: The International Towne Experience

    By: Casey Macaulay Published: February 24th, 2014
    Singapore stays busy handling the banking transactions for International Towne.

    Since starting as a program’s assistant I’ve spent most of my time in AmeriTowne, our program for 5th graders. Last week however was my first day running a world region on my own, PacAsia, which includes Australia, Japan, China and… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: Fun Laws!

    By: Casey Macaulay Published: February 10th, 2014
    The police officers enforce the laws in Towne and hand out fines to citizens who break them.

    Young AmeriTowne One of my favorite aspects of both AmeriTowne and International Towne are the “Fun Laws” that each school comes up with. Part of their curriculum is centered on the importance of effective laws for government and to close… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: Show me the money!

    By: Casey Macaulay Published: January 30th, 2014
    The Bank is always a busy place, as all Towne citizens must deposit their paychecks to begin spending money.

    Spotlight on: The Bank “Where are you all going to go first when you go on break?” “The bank!” Each student who passes through AmeriTowne is responsible for depositing his or her paycheck at the bank. A portion of their… Read the rest

    Tales from Towne: Introduction

    By: Casey Macaulay Published: January 13th, 2014
    Young AmeriTowne citizens must deposit their paychecks in the bank before spending any money around Towne.

    Greetings from Young Ameritowne! I’m fortunate enough to work in a place unlike any other. You could say I get to be a tourist, only the place I’m visiting has no zip code, the constituency is made up of different… Read the rest