BALTIMORE Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc. (JA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people to succeed in a rapidly changing economy, kicked off its partnership with Living Classrooms Foundation by hosting Snowball City, a classic Baltimore snowball stand run by middle school students from the UA House at Fayette summer camp entrepreneurship program.
On Friday, August 18, 2017, the young entrepreneurs showcased the successful results of their business lessons by selling nearly $150 worth of snowballs. The 16 students working the stand used the skills they developed this summer by working in a variety of real-life business teams, including customer service, marketing, social media, inventory/clean up and pricing/budgeting.
“The UA House at Fayette provides a wonderful platform to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in Baltimore City youth and give them a hands-on experience running a business,” said Kim Fabian, Senior Vice President of JA of Central Maryland. “During the operation of Snowball City, it was great to see the students’ enthusiasm and engagement. They really worked hard to attract people to the stand and provide great customer service. Our goal is that, because of exposure like this, some of these students will emerge as our future business leaders and innovators.”
Snowball City introduces the partnership between Junior Achievement of Central Maryland and Living Classrooms Foundation at the UA House at Fayette, which will be overseen by Jeneanne Collins, the Manager of Entrepreneurial Experiences, who will continue to work on entrepreneurial and business exploration activities with approximately 500 Baltimore City K-12 students this school year.