MANSFIELD — Student entrepreneurs at Mansfield High School donated $1,300 to the town’s animal shelter, money they raised by selling products at their school business.
Students take the MHS Entrepreneurship Program and run a small business in the classroom to learn the ins and outs of becoming business people.
They also donated $200 in microloans to budding entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso, Colombia, Kenya, and Sierra Leone via Kiva.orga website that allows users to finance loans to people in need around the world.
Since the beginning of this small business project, students have donated over $13,300 to local charities and organizations, while also funding future semesters of entrepreneurship students to complete the same project.
“The Entrepreneurship Program is a great way for students to develop business skills through first-hand experience,” Mansfield High Principal Timothy Tichacek said in a press release. “We are thrilled that, thanks to the success of the program, students have been able to come together and give back to the community in a meaningful way. »
Last fall, students sold honey-flavored lip balm, natural soy wax candles in 4-ounce mason jars scented with pure essential oils, magnet sets, and Christmas-themed ornaments. the holiday school.
For more information about the shelter, call 508-261-7339 or visit mansfieldshelter.org/index.html.
For more information on the Entrepreneur Program, visit docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl5tbChUgg4-hQ3woROxN9bbE46g7-8wcJJ-THJ6SnRvpKrg/viewform