The Bright Ideas program hosted its first leg of the 2019 year on Wednesday afternoon in Castle Dale.
This free program is intended for children and teens ages 8-17. Those that attended spent the day learning how to start a business, great ways to set goals, the steps to make a plan and execute it, and more, all aiming to teach the young minds what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Speakers also presented their own unique entrepreneurial programs, brands and ideas to the students in attendance. The students were engaged and asked many questions after the presentations. Packets with checklists, spaces to take notes, lists of entrepreneur ideas, business plans and more were given to the each student to assist in organizing and forming their thoughts.
The children and teens that participated in Bright Ideas will have a chance to sell their product, or products, this August during the Emery County Fair.
There is one more boot camp set for the Bright Ideas program and it is slated to begin on June 26 at 12 p.m. Additionally, two workshops have been scheduled in order to assist the students with their progress and planning. These workshops will be hosted on July 10 and July 17, both at 12 p.m.
The first additional session will feature a branding workshop with the opportunity to design a free t-shirt with their company logo. The second will be a customer service workshop that will focus on ensuring that the students are prepared to sell their goods.
Each event will be hosting at the Emery County administration building and will include lunch. These events are free to attend for all youth.