Community Sponsored In-School Day Programs
Washington Business Week strengthens students and their communities at our in-school day programs. For one week, community leaders and local business people work side by side with educators to organize and deliver the Business Week Program at a local college, church, or high school. Up to 400 students participate, sometimes representing as many as five high schools at a time.
Each In-School program involves about 30 community leaders and business volunteers during the school day for an entire week. An additional 40–70 volunteer judges act as “Investors” for the Trade Show and Stockholder presentations. This creates a more direct link between business and education—connecting local industry with the community’s future workforce. By forming a strong partnership between the schools and local business community, we are able to build broad, community-based support for the program.
Each student “Company” (10–15 students) is guided by a volunteer from the local business community as they learn how to run a business, explore career options, make ethical and financial decisions, and compete for investors. Students attend the program free of cost which enables many to participate who might not otherwise be able to. This program has become a staple for schools like Aberdeen High School, which made Business Week a graduation requirement for all students.
Washington Business Week supports the following local In-School community programs:
- Centralia & Chehalis
- Okanogan & Omak
- Willapa & Raymond
- New Program coming soon
Questions? Interested in bringing Business Week to your school? Please contact Gena Lusk, Director of Operations, at 253.237.3545.