Creating products, collaborating as a team, and selling products builds lifelong confidence and self-reliance for students
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The Entrepreneurial Expo is a featured part of the Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute, the only program in the nation that is a wholly sequenced, year-long curriculum that incorporates economics, personal financial literacy, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship for K-8 students. Students are exposed to a wide variety of lifelong financial skills that they take into the world for their personal savings and to contribute to the greater world. The Expo businesses they operate also take into consideration social consciousness.
“The power of our curricula is that students begin to make a connection: their thoughts can be made into things. When children have dominion over their thoughts like this, they build confidence and self-reliance,” said Kristina Scala, Head of School. “For Aspen Academy graduates, we often hear feedback from their high school teachers and parents that they know themselves and their strengths, and that they’re able to advocate for themselves in meaningful ways. It starts with projects like these where they collaborate with their classmates to bring ideas to life.”
Attendees may shop for a variety of products, from cookbooks to activity books, keychains, magnets, dog and cat toys, stress balls, hot cocoa kits, fleece blankets, education packs, phone cases and jewelry. All products are sold for cash only,and Expo runs from9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For more information on Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute, visit www.aspenacademy.org.
Aspen Academy is the premier independent school for academic, leadership and entrepreneurial development. Located in outside Denver, our 400 Pre-K through 8th grade students exemplify our core values: be kind, do good, work hard, and make the world better. With a focus on academic rigor, character and leadership development, and community strength and service, our small classes are led by exceptional faculty who offer a personalized approach to instruction. Since our inception in 2005, we have remained steadfastly focused on developing lifelong learners who graduate from our school empowered to be confident, curious and innovative.
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