Entrepreneurial Program Fosters New Ideas

Entrepreneurial Program Fosters New Ideas
Posted on 06/10/2019
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A new entrepreneurship unit for students at the Martin Robison Delany Opportunity Learning Center (OLC) gave students a chance to design and showcase their own businesses this year. The students displayed their ideas on June 5 at the Ranson Civic Center, complete with logos and brochures that they designed.
OLC Principal Thomasa Vandell said this is the first year for the program, and so they are starting off with just a basic display of the wonderful things the students came up with.
“The students set up at tables with brochures and they will be wearing their t-shirts,” Vandell said. “Visitors can go around and talk to them about their businesses.”  
Vandell said they are proud of what their students have done, and she is excited to share it with the community. 
“This last nine weeks of school we have discussed entrepreneurship vocabulary, famous entrepreneurs, the basic logistics of owning a business, logos, and ended the unit discussing students’ hobbies and passions and if the students could make their hobby or passion have monetary value,” Vandell said.   
The project was funded in part by the Jefferson Arts Council, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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