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Who Wants to Be the Boss?


IMG_5176Be the Boss – A Youth Entrepreneurship Camp for students entering grades 5-6 is taking place July 22-26 at Western Hills Elementary from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Students will experience hands-on entrepreneurship through a variety of highly interactive classroom activities, guest speakers and a tour of local businesses. They will learn to make money doing something they love by:

  • going through the process of planning and implementing a business idea
  • meeting and learning from successful entrepreneurs
  • designing business cards and flyers.

Some of the things they will learn about are giving a good handshake, networking, what an entrepreneur is, inventions, financial information, and how to dress for success.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Monday, July 22 students will be traveling to Valley Junction to tour different businesses including, Engler Embroidery, Historical Valley Junction Foundation, Theatrical Shop and Nan’s Nummies. At 1:45 p.m. students will have a cookie competition at Green Grounds Cafe.
  • Thursday, July 25 students will be touring US Bank and Menchies Frozen Yogurt.
  • Friday, July 26, students will be presenting their business plans with graduation and a reception from 3:15-4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, the University of Iowa, and WDMCS Community Education