On Wednesday evening, April 12, students who had created everything from costume jewelry to a log bird house, assembled in the Golden Hill gym to sell their wares at a TREP$ Showcase/Marketplace, the largest ever in the 10 years that the school has hosted the program. It was the first one since COVID hit several years ago. What an event it was! The gym was full!
TREP$, short for enTREPreneur$ , is a national, award winning educational after school program that teaches students how to start their own business.
The showcase in the school gym was the culmination of six weeks of an after school learning program, plus hours of work at home creating and building their wares, where more than 50 students actually launched their business together and presented their concept to the community.
“I want to thank the parents and children for making this such a special return event”, said Golden Hill Principal Debbi Lisack. “I especially want to thank our teachers Linda Shute and Heather Beneat for spearheading it”. According to Ms. Hayley Romano, who also attended the event, the benefits of teaching entrepreneurship using TREP$ is far reaching. On a personal level, children who participate in TREP$ describe the feeling of empowerment and confidence that comes with starting a business. We can’t wait to see what unfolds next year!