Is your student always busy creating something — keychains, paper rockets, or any other DIY craft? Encourage them to apply to the second annual 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 six weeks of small business development coaching from our Business Librarian. Each week, participants receive a lesson via email and turn in homework online. Personal feedback from the business librarian helps them develop understanding and refine skills. Units include:
Supply and demand
Production, pricing and profit
Marketing and promotions
Refining your sales pitch - how to talk to customers
At the end of the coaching series, kid marketers put their learning into action and sell their products at a Farmers Market–style event on Saturday, April 4, from 1–3 p.m. at the library.
Notes about applying:
Make sure you have a product idea! Please make one of your product and include a photo with your application.
Make sure it is something you can make at least 20 of by April 4! You'll sell your product for real on market day!
Open to school age children in grades 2 – 8 Application deadline (JUST EXTENDED!): February 2, 2020
Lessons arrive each week by email. The business librarian checks your homework and provides you personal feedback to help you develop your business plan.
Part of Money Smart Week 2019
Kid Market is a national award-winning program 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