Summer school teaches entrepreneurship
Elementary and middle school students sold homemade treats and lemonade to passers-by. Homemade ice cream, and red-velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting were the hit of the week, said teacher Charlene Metcalf.
“We sold $148 after groceries,” Metcalf said. “The money will be put back into our start-up fund to use for next year’s classes.”
Twenty-two kids, fifth through eighth grade participated in the program during the last week focusing on entrepreneurship.
“Each day we had a different local business come in and explain to the kids what their business did,” Metcalf said.
Selling their treats was the main activity in the final week of their five-week program.
Teachers Metcalf and Julie Trapp designed the week to show kids different career opportunities, and to teach them how to fill out job applications.
The group also visited different colleges such as Emporia State University and Kansas State University.
“We want to do things to help kids be more aware of the future,” Trapp said. “They seem to have more direction about what they want to do in the future.”
The program closed with an open house, where students displayed different projects they had completed throughout the program.