Several entrepreneurial 6th graders will be showcasing their businesses at the Creighton Home Show on Saturday, Feb. 27.
From 9:00 until 1:00, these students will displaying their products and services, such as handmade lotion, repurposed pallet furniture, birdhouses and baked goods at the Creighton High School.
For the last six weeks, Megan Hanefeldt with the Knox County Development Agency and Abigail Frank with the Creighton Economic Development have been facilitating an entrepreneurial after school program.
Frank said that this is the first entrepreneurial after school program that the economic development directors have done together.
"The Creighton Community Foundation is is funding this program. This is a pilot project for now to see if we can implement it in more towns," Frank said.
"We have sixteen students that have created a product. They all made business plans. We discussed marketing and advertising, and they're now ready with their products to sell on Saturday," Hanefeldt said.
Saturday provides these students an opportunity to gain experience working with customers and generating income.