For Immediate Release
June 1, 2011
Jenks Elementary School’s After School Club Finalist in The Carole I. Smith Technology Symposium Business Plan Competition
State Senator LeAnna M. Washington
TO: City Editors, Education Editors, Photo Editors, Broadcast Assignment Editors and News Directors.
WHAT: State Senator LeAnna M. Washington to visit Career Club for Girls in acknowledgement of their entry in the Business Plan Competition for Young Entrepreneurs
Philadelphia, PA, June 1, 2011 –
As part of a 6-week program sponsored by The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, instructor Kendall Hayes taught the after school Career Club the basic characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, risks and rewards of running a business, life skills (including budgeting and investing), the importance of a business plan, and steps on how to write one.
Upon completion of the program, the students submitted their business plan for their company Go Green Fashions (“Don’t let Old Clothes Go To Waste, Going Green is in Good Taste”). Senator Washington will visit them and encourage their spirit of entrepreneurship. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be announced next week.
• Sen. Leanna Washington
• Pamela Rich-Wheeler, Exec. Dir., The Business Center
• Mary Williams Lynskey, Principal, Jenks Elementary School
WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 2011
WHERE: John Story Jenks School
8301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118