11 Mar 4-H Youth Entrepreneurs
Article Title: "4-H Youth Entrepreneurs"
Date of Article: 03/11/2020
Article Author: Nikki Cook
*The following was swiped from the OSU Metro 4-H newsletter *
Middle school students at The Cottonwood School in Portland had an option to choose an elective class titled 4-H Youth Entrepreneurs. After much preparation, this month they successfully launched their businesses. They operated as non-profits to raise money for school field trips. All four businesses gave their best effort to create business plans, develop products that benefit their community, pitch to investors for the 4-H microloan, and create a marketing plan. At last it was time for the real test at the after-school pop up market! Long lines of excited customers were ready to shop and buy creative fidgets, handcrafted pencils and stickers, mysterious gift bags, and environmentally conscious bamboo straws.
Next the young entrepreneurs will prepare financial statements to assess their earnings, discuss product viability, and plan for future business endeavors to present at the 4-H Youth Summit at the OSU Portland Center on May 8th, 2020.
Nikki Cook is Education Program Assistant, Portland Metro Area, OSU Portland Center