STUDENT RUN BUSINESS --ice cream at the library
Release Date: June 30, 2009
Are you hungry? If the answer is yes – take advantage of a new program started by Xposure Greenburgh (the group that runs our after school program at the Theodore Young Community Center). Children who are not in camp are participating in the Greenburgh Tropical Fantasy Italian Ice/Ice Cream Student Entrepreneurial training program. They are learning important business skills and will be selling ice cream at the Greenburgh library on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from noon to 4:30 PM. The dates and times may change depending on customer traffic patterns. The program starts on Wednesday, July 1st at the Theodore Young Community Center and will begin operations at the Greenburgh Library on Monday, July 6th.
The students are receiving training which includes finance, business and customer service skills. Students will contribute a portion of the training programs net monthly profit to the town of Greenburgh as rent for use of the space at the library and the Theodore Young Community Center. Besides learning valuable entrepreneurial skills participating students must apply for library cards and enroll in the Young Adults Reading program. They also will participate in a weekly finance class designed to help them save and invest their money. In addition, they must set aside 33% of their weekly stipend/wage to be deposited into a savings account.
Some of the flavors: Mango (w/real mango), Cherry, coconut, Snickers, Cake Batter, Cotton Candy, Rainbow.
The xposure program received national attention earlier this year when it was featured on the cover of Scholastic Magazine. Raymond Thomas is the founder of Xposure. Jessica Lugo and Frank Critton will be supervising the summer program which runs from 11 am to 5 pm.
The Lanza Family Foundation donates about $170,000 a year to the town for this innovative program –which provides students with real life learning skills.
Starting a student run business has been a goal of mine for many years. The Xposure ice cream initiative hopefully will lead to additional job training initiatives that can help prepare our youth for the real world.
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