Is your student always busy creating something—keychains, paper rockets, or any other DIY craft? Encourage them to apply to participate in the first-ever Kid Market this spring at Vernon Area Public Library—a hands-on opportunity for future entrepreneurs to develop real-life business and money management skills.
Successful applicants receive a table at the Kid Market, a Farmers Market–style event where they can sell their wares on Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 3 PM at the library.
But wait, there’s more! In the weeks leading up to the market, participants will receive coaching from our awesome business librarian. Lessons include:
Writing effective product descriptions
Planning a production timeline and thinking about inventory
Developing a price point for your product
Refining your sales pitch—how to talk to customers
Once each week, the student will receive an interactive lesson via email. Lessons include a mix of video and written instruction, interviews with other junior entrepreneurs, links to explore more, and a worksheet to help them apply the concept to their specific project. Your student will receive feedback from the business librarian after each lesson. A final check-in after spring break will help ensure your student is ready to go on market day!
Please note: we cannot accept food products.
Open to school-age children in grades 2–8 Application deadline: February 10, 2019
Kid Market is offered by the library as part of Money Smart Week®, a national public awareness campaign designed to help people improve their expertise in financial matters. Each year, thousands of organizations including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media offer free programs during this event.
Vernon Area Public Library 300 Olde Half Day Road Lincolnshire, IL 60069