About the Kidpreneur Project
Our independent financial education business Money School delivers financial literacy training and an in-class kidpreneur program called Maker Kids Club. Through this, we meet kids making and selling amazing things such as natural lip balm, affirmation cards, jewellery and seedlings.
Being a kidpreneur provides invaluable lessons for them about working and money. We want kidpreneurs to get a thorough experience of running their own business and a market would aid that. It will also help the parents who support them: no more hunting for markets to join and worrying about their fees. We (Money School) see our role as facilitators - coordinating hall hire, advertising, insurance and the like so we can provide a safe and inclusive environment while the kidpreneurs focus on launching their businesses.
Our kidpreneurs have had a fantastic time hosting and attending markets around Perth in 2017. The first all-kidpreneurs market was held on Saturday, 2 December, at Blue Gum Community Centre.
In 2017, kidpreneurs were also at:
- Perth Makers Market, Sunday 24 September and 5 November, 9:30am to 3:30pm, Heathcote Reserve
- Curious Collective Market, Sunday 22 October, 9am to 1pm, City of Melville Main Hall
- City Market, Friday 17 November, Elizabeth Quay
- Rotary Jacaranda Festival, Saturday 25 November, 10am to 3pm, Ardross Street in Applecross
Kidpreneurs are coming from all over Perth to join in, including:
- Stella, 11 from Hamilton Hill: Little Bursts of Happiness - selling affirmation cards and gratitude journals for kids
- Ash, 11, from Lower Chittering: Beauty from Ash’s Products - selling natural lip balm
- Jake, 8, from Willagee: Green Leaf Company - selling succulents and seedlings
- Emma, 7, from Mandurah: Emma’s Soda Stand - selling flavoured sodas (lemon, raspberry and cherry so far)
- Sofia, 13, from Rockingham: Golden Arrow Creations - selling fairy tale themed jewellery and accessories
- Riley, 10 and Georgia, 9, from Perth Hills: Mosey On Magic - selling Harry Potter themed wands
- Ben, 11, and Holly, 9, from Coogee: iLOOMinate Perth - selling loom bracelets and jewellery
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