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 run a bakery and healthy meals micro-business for the past three years. With the pandemic, we are adapting our products and projects. The business is kid-run, through Live & Learn, at all levels, with three goals: Entrepreneurship, Fun & Community Service
We are excited to announce that our Junior Entrepreneurs program will be re-opening five days per week starting April 26, right after spring break. We will be spending a lot of time outdoors and we have modified our space to maximize airflow and prevent virus accumulation.
The Junior Entrepreneurs program will run from 2:45 to 4:45 every school day with pick-up at the school. Parents may also be interested in our Homework Help and Technology Skills course that runs from 4:45 to 5:30 every school day.
Junior Entrepreneurs will practice creative problem-solving, a necessary skill for all entrepreneurs, with scavenger hunts, mysteries and crafty puzzles and problems. These will keep us outside on the school fields and town playground romping, playing, searching, following clues and using logic as our super power.
We will also be expanding our Foster Farmer program with our local partners, planting and taking care of some container gardens around town from which we can harvest and donate flowers to seniors, shelters, individuals and school programs. We will continue to grow our micro greens at Live & Learn to include in healthy meals for seniors and shelters.
Our kitchen is re-opening and cookies are back on the table! We will offer cookie swaps for recycling items that can go in our Relay Recycling program that recycles many items that otherwise are thrown away.
For those who also register for Homework Help and Technology Skills, we will sit down and work on the day’s homework with tutoring available as needed. Once homework is done, we will learn how to build websites and create videos. The kids will be able to edit their own Live & Learn website and upload instructional videos for crafts and building projects. We will also practice some beginning animation. Their voices and hands may appear in the videos, but never their faces.
And of course, we will be making messy fun whenever possible, starting the spring off right with lots of paper mache volcanos that we will then erupt with baking soda and vinegar.
The pandemic is still with us and we will continue to take precautions, as follows:
–masks will be worn with breaks available at social distance
–we will be outside often
–the space has HEPA filters in each room
–in the space, windows and doors will always be open, with fans strategically placed all over to draw in one side and out the other side for frequent total exchanges of air
–hand washing will occur at least every half hour and before eating, starting and finishing a craft or project
–kids will have their own supplies and any shared supplies will be cleaned between uses