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 started up two businesses: a homemade dog food business and a bakery. Both are kid-run, through Live & Learn, at all levels, with three goals:
Entrepreneurship, Fun & Community Service
Fifty percent of the profit each month will be donated to the charity of their democratic choice. The remaining profit will fund “profit parties” in which the kids treat themselves to a fun activity or group purchase after all of their hard work.
The kids will learn basic business strategy, divided into the following categories:
Branding & Marketing
(logos, names, target audiences, advertising)
(budgets, schedules, re-stocking, supplies)
(costs, stock generation, logistics, timing)
(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.
Various Fridays or Saturdays, Live & Learn hosts a fun night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for drop-off play and enrichment. The Junior Entrepreneurs Club will be active during fun nights. Games, crafts, dinner and a movie are also included. The cost is $15 per child. Please call 401-566-3367 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot. Space is limited to 15 children ages 5 to 12. Check the calendar for future fun nights.
Beginning with the start of school, Live & Learn offers an after school entrepreneurship program for grades K-5. Children in the program will be picked up from school and in good weather, walk to the town play ground for some down time. After a snack, homework will be done at the library. Children without homework will work with staff on reading or library projects. Tutoring will be provided during homework time. During inclement weather, children will be driven directly to Live & Learn from school.
After homework, the kids will head down to Live & Learn to work on projects as part of the Junior Entrepreneurs Club. The J.E.C. will be starting and running two businesses — a homemade dog food business and a kid-run bakery. Both businesses were started and run by the J.E.C. with guidance from Live & Learn staff.
The hours for the program are 2:45 to 6:00 pm. The cost is $15 per day for children that attend every day, $16 each for 4 days per week, $17 each for 3 days per week, $18 each for 2 days per week and $20 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.
Space is limited to 15 students at any given time. Enrollment is flexible and commitment is not required beyond any given week. For more information, call 401-566-3367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register Now for After School Entrepreneurship!
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