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Preparing Kids For Successful Futures
December 16, 2014
Excited and optimistic. These are the words our BizWorld.org team would use to describe the overarching, heart-warming feeling we got from our BizWorld Academy event in December 2014. We chose these words not only because we are in full swing for the holidays, but because after spending an entire two days with fifth graders from Richmond, CA, we felt like we have made a difference in many childrens' lives.
We are so thankful to our partner, a leading financial investment management company in San Francisco, who generously sponsored our two-day academy that teaches children all about starting and running businesses. These programs are fun, hands-on and so engaging that the kids love it. They learned how to create a company, design and manufacture bracelets together, pitch their business ideas to volunteer investors, consider the merits of bank loans and paying interest, and sell all their bracelets at an incredible, volunteer-packed sales bazaar. We watched these children become budding entrepreneurs right in front of our own eyes. Amazing! Thank you again for making this BizWorld Academy happen!