Pima Elementary kids gain lesson in entrepreneurship - New York News

Pima Elementary kids gain lesson in entrepreneurship

Posted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

It's never too young to become an entrepreneur. Some 4th graders from Pima Elementary are learning that lesson. They are starting their own businesses.

These 4th graders mean business. They are getting ready to open up lemonade stands in their Scottsdale neighborhoods.

"We're just kind of having fun, to become an entrepreneur," says student Kelly Blackledge.

They've been working on perfecting their lemonade, mixing and tasting. But Haley Hamnan has the secret.

"I think we are going to sell the most lemonade because ours is so sweet."

The Pima Elementary students have been working in groups of four on business plans.

The lemonade has to be good, but so do the signs, and the kids are out doing them themselves. The prices for the lemonade are 50 cents to a dollar.

Russ Perry and his partner Chris Tonzio came up with the idea of helping kids become entrepreneurs. They own a small business that helps adults start a business.

Russ says it's never too early to become an entrepreneur.

"What we are really trying to do is give them a spark, for them to think about what they are doing here and what they could do down the road," says Russ.

The principal is impressed. It's a great opportunity. But she is surprised at the kids that signed up for the program.

"We didn't expect so many kids to have an interest in it. we had over 40 kids in the club every week and they just loved coming and learning about business," says Principal Amy Uchacz.

They'll find out how successful they are on Thursday night when they open their lemonade stands.

Russ Perry is planning on expanding the young entrepreneur class to other schools in the valley.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hope's Land of Candy

    Hope's Land of Candy

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices