TREP$ ENTREPRENEUR CLUB

at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School

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TREP$, short for enTREPreneurs, is a six week entrepreneur club that consists of six after school workshops starting at the end of October with a culminating “craft-fair style” marketplace, scheduled for Friday, December 14th from 6:30-8:30. At this marketplace, students will have the opportunity to sell the products they have created to the public and apply the entrepreneurial skills they learned at the workshops. It is encouraged to invite all friends, grandparents, and family members to attend the marketplace. They will have the chance to browse and purchase any student products at great prices. Our last meeting will be on Tuesday, December 18th to discuss lessons learned. All after school meetings end at 3:45pm.

Due to food allergies and health department regulations, students are not allowed to prepare food items to sell. It is strongly recommended that students choose a simple, non-food related craft they can make on their own, as homemade food ideas will be turned down. Some great ideas in the past have been charm bracelets, hair bands, survival bracelets, holiday décor/ornaments, stress balls, snow globes, etc. The possibilities are endless! Students can visit the websites www.trepsed.com, www.etsy.com and www.pinterest.com to see some great homemade DIY ideas they can make out of inexpensive everyday household items. We will also help everyone brainstorm ideas throughout the workshops.

Since there are a large number of participants again this year, some students may end up having similar ideas. Every effort will be made to separate them as far as possible at the marketplace event. Ideas will be approved on a first come, first serve basis. Should there be too many of the same idea, ideas will be turned down to avoid too many people selling the same item. More details will follow as business plans become due in November and the Marketplace approaches.

I look forward to another successful year of TREP$ and can’t wait to see the great ideas this year!

Club Dates 2018-2019

All meetings will be held after school on Tuesdays until 3:45, with the exception of that Marketplace which will take place on the Friday night of December 14th.

October 30

November 13

November 20

November 27

December 4

**December 11 (make up date only if one of the previous dates needs to be made up)**

December 14 MARKETPLACE 6:30-8:30

December 18

**December 20 (make up date if needed for the marketplace)**