Submitted. Budding entrepreneurs took over the gymnasium at WA Fraser Middle school recently, as two classes participated in a Young Entrepreneurs Project.
Cover photo: Young business owner Brooklyn stands ready to greet customers at her ‘store’ of homemade hair accessories
This is a program that teaches kids how to create a business and business plan. Envision Financial sponsored the program, which costs $1,000.
Students receive lessons on how to create a business, develop ideas on what products to sell, collect ‘loans’ from either parents or school staff to buy the supplies to build products, and begin production.
A school-wide entrepreneur fair was held (in mid-December) where students, staff and some parents came to view the business displays and purchase products. From the money made, students paid back the ‘loans’, then donated a minimum of 10% to a charity of their choice.
A total of $302.90 was raised through their hard work, with donations split amongst five charities: Ashley’s Journey, Matthew’s House, Children’s Hospital, SPCA, and Canuck Place.