Three proud Aspen Academy students demonstrate their creations at the latest Entrepreneurial Expo
Kindergarten through seventh grade students showcase works through their class and individual businesses at this event, open to the public, Friday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Aspen Academy at 5859 S. University Boulevard, Greenwood Village.
The Entrepreneurial Expo a featured part of the Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute (AEI), the only program in the nation that is a wholly sequenced, yearlong curriculum that incorporates economics, personal financial literacy, organizational leadership and entrepreneurship for kindergarten – 8th Grade 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,” says 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 STEAM books and kits to Aspen Flying Objects to candles, stickers and jewelry. All products are sold for cash only.
For more information on Aspen Entrepreneurial Institute, visit aspenacademy.org.
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