Commerce Plaza

About Commerce Plaza

Commerce Plaza is a unique, hands-on educational program that introduces children to the business community through a simulated work environment.

Children are exposed to the world of business and basic economic principles.

Elementary school students learn about the free enterprise system, careers, economics, citizenship and the general skills needed in the world of work.

Students receive paychecks, make bank deposits, write checks, operate businesses, prepare cost sheets, think critically and work as a team.

A Little History...

In 1996, Commerce Plaza Incorporated established its own not-for-profit status.

Commerce Plaza opened its doors to students in May 2000. Since that time, over 31,000 fifth and sixth graders from school districts throughout Long Island have participated in the program. Commerce Plaza is a program of YES Community Counseling Center, a 501 c3 non profit community based organization,

Now located in Levittown, Commerce Plaza continues to receive growing support from businesses who contribute at various partnership levels.