A Next-Level Experience for Aberdeen High School Juniors

Aberdeen Rotary Business Week was held in March of 2023 at Aberdeen High School. All juniors at Aberdeen High School participate in the week-long program.

At Aberdeen Rotary Business Week, students experience team-building, leadership, and the fundamentals of running a successful business, all during the regular school day. The program pairs business leaders and educators to facilitate hands-on learning experiences for student teams. Students engage in a variety of activities which include the development of a management group, participation in a 7-quarter business simulation where teams make financial, marketing and production decisions, and shareholder and trade show presentation on the last day of the program.

Volunteer Company Advisors from the community mentor the teams throughout the week and broaden the team experiences with their expertise and insights.

With the support of local volunteers, educators, and funding, Aberdeen Rotary Business Week has built communities, connected generations, and strengthened young people’s connection to their local network and workplaces. Participating business professionals continually express their heightened professional development as a result of their Business Week experience.

The success of the program depends heavily on the commitment of local volunteers. If you would like to promote success in the lives of future generations in the Grays Harbor community, please contact Lynn Green with the Aberdeen School District at 360.538.2038 or [email protected]. Volunteer opportunities are available for Company Advisors and Judges.

Aberdeen Business Week Student Impact Report 2022


The Business Week experience certainly adds to our students’ understanding of the business world and how concepts they learn in the classroom every day are applied in the working world. The relevancy of the activities during Business Week is the real key. Students truly have the opportunity to make decisions and control the outcomes of those decisions, something many high school students do not always experience.

– Lynn Green, Career and Technical Education Director, Aberdeen School District