For Kids

Junior Entrepreneurs, After School Entrepreneurship, Fun Nights:

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Junior Entrepreneurs

Live & Learn has created the Junior Entrepreneurs Club as a fun way for kids to learn and engage the principles of starting, managing and growing a business. The J.E.C. has a bakery and healthy meals micro-business. The business is kid-run, through Live & Learn, at all levels, with three goals:

Entrepreneurship, Fun & Community Service

The Junior Entrepreneurs donate baked goods and meals to seniors, the disabled and public service organizations, including the police and fire departments. The remaining profit funds “profit parties” in which the kids treat themselves to a fun activity or group purchase after all of their hard work.

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The kids learn basic business strategy, divided into the following categories:

Branding & Marketing
(logos, names, target audiences, advertising)
Managing Operations
(budgets, schedules, re-stocking, supplies)
Starting Up
(costs, stock generation, logistics, timing)
Strategic Growth
(adding new products, managing customer base,
balancing resources and goals)

The Junior Entrepreneurs Club is learning real-world business concepts while having squishy, messy fun together and engaging the community as independent thinkers and future entrepreneurs. The target age is 8 to 12, but the program is flexible depending on the individuals interested–we can go as young as five years old. The cost to parents will be the cost of participating in the programs in which the J.E.C. will be operating — Fun Nights and After School Enrichment. Otherwise, the program will support itself. Kids do not need to commit to participating in every event or program—they can drop in as schedules permit.

After School Entrepreneurship

Beginning with the start of school, Live & Learn offers an after school entrepreneurship program for grades K-5. Children in the program are picked up from school and in good weather, walk to the town play ground for some down time. After a snack, it’s time for homework. Tutoring will be provided during homework time. During inclement weather, children are driven directly to Live & Learn from school.

After homework, the kids head down to Live & Learn to work on projects as part of the Junior Entrepreneurs Club. The J.E.C. is running and growing a family meal order business and a daily bakery. Both businesses were started and run by the J.E.C. with guidance from Live & Learn staff. New this year, they’ll be adding a “sides-only” option, for tasty side dishes to enhance weekday meals.

The hours for the program are 2:45 to 6:00 pm. The cost is $16 per day for children that attend every day, $17 each for 4 days per week, $18 each for 3 days per week, $19 each for 2 days per week and $21 for one day per week. It is possible to attend only the entrepreneurial project time from 4:30 to 6:00 when space allows. The cost of dropping off at Live & Learn at 4:30 for J.E.C. projects is $10 per day.

Enrollment is flexible and commitment is not required beyond any given week. For more information, call 401-566-3367 or email  Register Now!

Fun Nights

Drop-off evening fun, games, crafts and entrepreneurship on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM for ages 5 to 10. The evening includes dinner that the kids help make and the cost is $20 per child. Register here and check out the calendar for upcoming events.