Nechako Elementary students will be counting on the generosity of Kitimatians when they host a market day at the school as part of a young entrepreneurs program.
Grade 5/6 and Grade 6 classes are currently working through the Powerplay Young Entrepreneurs program, producing goods that will be sold at the market on Wednesday, February 12.
The program teaches students to take initiative, solve problems, think critically, make decisions, interact with people confidently and look for opportunities around them.
It also helps them to learn how to solve problems and spot opportunities, become responsible with money as they learn the value of money and to develop confidence, leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
Students who sign up for the program brainstorm for ideas about a product they would like to design, create and sell. The students then create and administer a survey to determine how much demand there is for the product they would like to create.
They then manufacture their product, create adverts to promote their products and create a display to showcase their product, ready for market day.
The program presents students with exciting, real-world challenges that spark curiosity, capture imaginations and inspire. It also helps them set goals, identify tools they will need and layout a step-by-step action path to reach their targets.
The program encourages students to consider their experience, celebrate accomplishments and develop successful strategies for school and other areas of life.
The market will run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., and again from 10:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.