The Service Learning Program
The Service learning Program is a 12-week after-school program that serves approximately 100 students at partner middle schools in Trenton. Students, divided into teams, attend twelve 90-minute program sessions. Mentors, who are undergraduate college students, guide student teams through the process of starting and running a business, from concept to business plan to start-up loan to grand opening.
The Student Team’s efforts culminate in a Market Fair Day in which they put their businesses to the test. Following the Market Fair, students reflect on what they learned from both their successes and failures with their businesses.