Students at Swifton Middle School are taking retail therapy to a whole new level. The Boutique gives students an incentive for good behavior.
"Our focus is to extend far beyond the classroom and promote positive actions within our students," Altom said.
Carrie Altom is one of many teachers trying to catch students in the act of kindness. Students are rewarded for leading by example and doing their work without being told by the teacher.
"I've noticed students go out of their way to try to do good things for others," she said.
Students like, Shae O'Binion are racking up the bucks. She was rewarded for being quiet in class during an assignment. The boutique has everything from dresses, to shoes, shirts even bags. Most of the items were donated from Dillards.
"They have like a variety of stuff," O'Binion said. "It's really cool to have a boutique in your school."
Every week students get a chance to put their money to work. The most expensive item is about $20. Altom said this incentive program is off to a great start.
"We noticed already the growth," she said.
Jan Paschal with Every Child is Ours wants to start these programs at every school.
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