Our Programs

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SAVE, the Social Alliance for a Vibrant Economy, will be offering a series of three Kids Biz Club this fall. These 6 week long courses will meet two hours per week and are geared to students, age ten to sixteen.

If you have a student who would like to learn about how they fit into the community, develop fundamental skills needed to start a small business and to build a basic business web page; this is a great opportunity for them to do just that. The goal of Kids Biz Club is to inspire students to start their own small business and teach them how to plan a business and build their own business website. The courses include a 100-page course notebook and USB Drive to store your project.

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No experience required. No equipment is needed.

Bring your own laptop or SAVE will supply a laptop for students who need it. Parents of students are encouraged to attend the classes and learn along with their student and assist the instructor and students.

The three 6-week course options are:

  • Tuesday Evenings, 6 to 8 pm, from October 1 to November 5, 2019

  • Saturday afternoons, 3 to 5 pm, from October 5 to November 9, 2019

  • Sunday afternoons, 3 to 5 pm, from October 6 to November 10, 2019

The course will be held at Asset Advisers in Ferndale, WA.

The course price is $199 per student.

Space is limited so sign up soon!

For more information, visit our websites: kidsbizclub.org and savenw.org

     Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call (360)386-1000 ext. 103

 

To sign up for this course, simply pay for the course as a donation to SAVENW.org by filling out the donation form below (check the button marked $199). After making your donation, click on the link below to fill out the course registration form.

Fill out the fields on the Registration form and then click the SIGN UP button. We will send you a confirmation email within about 24 hours.

 

Kids Biz Club is a project-based after school program for Fifth Graders that helps students learn how to start their own business and build their own business website. Currently our program is offered at Alderwood Elementary School and Cordata Elementary School in Bellingham. But we eventually hope to offer this program at elementary schools throughout Whatcom county.

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Another important goal of Kids Biz Club is to help train interested community members how to act as mentors for the next generation. We are therefore looking for parents, teachers, business owners and community members interested in mentoring the next generation of innovators. No experience necessary. We will provide you with all the training you need.

The benefits of becoming a mentor is that you will not only be helping the next generation but you will also have a chance to learn about the latest ideas in starting a new business and building a business website. After all, the best way to really learn something is to try to explain it to someone else!

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The time commitment to be a mentor at either of our two elementary school after school programs is about four hours per week for about 8 to 9 weeks.

The schedule for our Alderwood Program is Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm from October 7th through December 4th (except no classes on November 11th and November 27th) . There are a total of 16 two hour class sessions.

The schedule for our Cordata Program is Wednesdays and Thursdays with the Wednesday class from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from October 9th through December 5th (except no classes on November 27th and November 28th). There are a total of 16 two hour class sessions.

The typical daily class schedule is that the lead instructor will meet with the mentors to review class activities during the first half hour (aka from 2:30 to 3 pm). Mentors will then assist students with their projects from 3 to 4 pm. Students will then play on the playground during the final half hour while the lead instructor meets with mentors to review how the projects went and to prepare for the next class session.

There are about 10 to 12 students in each class. Our goal is to have 3 to 4 mentors per class so that each mentor will only need to work with 2 to 4 students at a time.

There will also be optional weekly mentor meetings during the course to discuss course projects and activities during the course at a time that is convenient to the mentors.

To review our course notebook, visit our website: kidsbizclub.org.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or if you have any questions, send us an email with your contact information toinfo (at) savenw (dot) org. You at can also call me directly 425-876-9149.

We promise you will have a great time and learn a lot. We look forward to meeting from you!

Regards, David Spring M. Ed. Kids Biz Club Program Director

Our second course on Business and Technology will be available to graduates of our first course. It will also be through the Boys and Girls Club of Whatcom County.

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During this follow up course, students will learn more about how to start their own business and they will get the chance to build a multi-page business website. To learn more about this course, click on the following link:

https://kidsbizclub.org/

Our first course will be offered shortly through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County.

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During this course, students will learn how to write their own business plan and build their own business website. To learn more about this course, click on the following link:

https://kidsbizclub.org/

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