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Turn your passion into a real life business this summer! The UNK Center for Rural Research and Development is offering a special entrepreneur class for youth ages 10-14. This day camp aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to start your own business or improve an existing one!
Utilizing UNL’s 4-H EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) Camp Guide, you can capture your energy to create and run your own business. Participants will create their business and have the opportunity to sell their goods at a public venue. We have averaged 12-20 middle school aged campers each summer from 2012 to 2015. Their average final sale at the Expo as a group is $500-600 in 2 hours. Post program evaluation results show a 75% increase in youth entrepreneurial confidence, knowledge, and skills.
Janita Pavelka, award winning Youth Entrepreneurship Educator from Holdrege, is excited to be bringing this class back to Kearney for a fifth time!
Application can be found by clicking here!
Complete and mail the form with your payment to:UNK– CRRD Attn: Aliese H. 1917 W 24th St WSTC 125E Kearney, NE 68849 *Limited to the first 22 registrations *This is not a Kearney Public Schools Activity
CRRD, Janita Pavelka, and the Nebraska Extension ESI program continue to help our young entrepreneurs build skills in a 4 day camp that ends with an ESI Expo.
This entrepreneurship day camp will take place on the UNK campus August 1st through August 4th and is sure to get your students excited about business ownership in a fun and interactive environment complete with guest speakers and a chance to actually sell their product/service at the ESI Expo at the Kearney Hy-Vee on August 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Janita is an Entrepreneurship Educator and help kids develop their own business skills. She does this by not only teaching them in the classroom but also by giving them the opportunity to actually do it as well. In a fun and interactive way Janita brushes the surface on real-life business skills such as financial management, customer service, public speaking, problem solving, creativity, and confidence. Pavelka has a degree in Social Work/Psychology and Education; being an educator for 22 years teaching students ages 5 to 90!
Shawn is the Director of the Center for Rural Research and Development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the College of Business and Technology and helped start the camp in 2013. He has a Masters Degree in Regional Planning and undergraduate majors in Public Administration, Sociology, and Psychology from Hastings College. He has experience providing in community economic development & market research services to over 60 communities in over a dozen rural Midwest counties throughout Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin & in Papua New Guinea as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Biz Kidz Camp was a great success last year! We had 25 campers participate this year and each camper brought amazing enthusiasm, drive, dedication, and fun to make the camp a huge hit. We truly are thankful for everyone that helped us bring last year's camp all together and congratulate all the campers for making it through the week with A+ type attitudes! On average, each camper made about $60 at the Expo, all money that they got to keep!
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