Chasing the Dream Entrepreneurship Camp sponsored by The Money School of Delaware provided youngsters between the ages of 9-13, an opportunity to learn the basics of starting a business. Last Thursday they were given the tools and a venue to showcase what they had learned.
A miniature Marketplace was set up in Rodney Square in Wilmington where the campers had an opportunity to sell their products, which included body scrubs, hand crafted jewelry, sunglasses, candy, plants, lemonade, popcorn, metal sculptures even hourly math tutoring sessions.
These young entrepreneurs obviously also learned another very important lesson, the value of customer satisfaction. They greeted each passerby with a smile and eagerly answered questions about their products.
There was a heavy downpour on and off during the day but that did not stop people from coming out to support. There was a steady stream of customers as well as WDEL Radio personality, Amy Cherry and a 6ABC News cameraman.
I was truly impressed with not only the products these entrepreneurs had created, but how each of their personalities and positive attitudes showed brightly despite the dark clouds looming overhead.
Kudos to The Money School of Delaware for supporting the youth of today with their futures of tomorrow.