The Blackshear Minitropolis is a program sponsored by IBC Bank, and partnerships with HEB, and KVUE, to provide students the social, academic, and real-life skills they need to be successful and responsible citizens, while introducing them to different careers. The program supports the Social Studies TEKS of Economics and Math Financial literacy skills that all students and community consumers must develop. In the Blackshear Minitropolis, students are producers and consumers. Students collect money for attendance, responsible actions, and homework expectations. Additionally, student groups have the opportunity to receive payment for jobs they are performing at the school, such as recycling, banking, human resources, cashiers, newscast and other school based jobs necessary to support an economy.