Rotary Club of Grand Island, New York

 
Grand Island Rotary has always been strong on Youth activities (scholarships, Interact, EarlyAct, etc) but we can always learn from other successes in Youth area. GI Chamber of Commerce has run a hugely successful KIDBIZ program for 20 years. Their long time Chair, Jim Sharpe, described KidBiz to us at the 5/25 meeting. Getting youngsters, 2nd to 5th grade to think up their own way of selling a product or service, keeping a rigorous expense list (yes - pay parents gas mileage for any 'running' they do for supplies!), finding a partner to share business (and profit), making a full list of needs (selling supplies, tent, table, etc) really teaches them the start for modern business economics. Our Member, Mary Taggerty, Principal of Kaegebein School, echoed the praise and value of this project. This year's event is Saturday, June 25, 9 AM - 3 PM. I for one, am fascinated, never attended before - this year, for sure.