The Young Entrepreneurs Shop (YES!) allows Burke’s Upper School students to experience the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
Students started creating their own miniature businesses in mid-September, either by themselves or with friends and learned how to create a business plan, build their products and develop their own deliverables through a series of presentations, Lunch-n-Learns, and review sessions organized by parent volunteers. This year, YES enthusiasts saw gold bracelets, crochet stuffed animals, earrings, keychains, chapstick and much more!
Students are further guided by the parent volunteer YES co-chairs in meetings who supervise each step of their project, from initial ideas, logos and paperwork to budgets, products and sales.
We had an amazing day at Festival and thank everyone for their support of our young student entrepreneurs! A quarter of the proceeds support Burke’s financial assistance program and faculty professional development.
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