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Grow Your Own Business Challenge Competition for Ages 7-14

Submitted by on December 29, 2013 – 10:36 amNo Comment

Grow Your Own Business Challenge for Kids - Secret Millionares Club

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‘Grow Your Own Business Challenge’

The “Grow Your Own Business Challenge,” a national online competition open to kids 7-14, invites competitors to create a new business idea.  The competition, sponsored by the Fairholme Foundation to further its mission of improving financial education, ends on January 31, 2014. Last year, almost 4,000 kids from across the country entered the “Grow Your Own Business Challenge.”

The Secret Millionaires Club is an animated TV series that airs on the Hub Network for kids and their families, featuring the voice of Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of kids as they learn important financial and entrepreneurial lessons.

In May 2014, five individuals and three team finalists in the competition will be flown to Omaha, NE to present their winning ideas to Mr. Buffett and a panel of VIP judges. One Grand Prize individual and members of one Grand Prize team will each be awarded $5,000. The finalists will be invited to nominate a teacher who was most inspirational in the process to join them in Omaha and win up to $1,000. For full rules and to enter please visit www.SMCkids.com. A new addition to the final event this year is the University of Miami’s Launch Pad Entrepreneur Team. The team will host a workshop at the event to offer advice and guidance to the finalists.

The Secret Millionaires Club Learn & Earn promotion offers an educational website and on-line materials for educators, parents and volunteers to extend the valuable lessons from Mr. Buffett into the classroom, home and afterschool programs. Girls, Inc., Junior Achievement and 4H are all participating in the program this year.

The “Grow Your Own Business Challenge” is a part of the Secret Millionaires Club Learn and Earn financial literacy promotion, which is sponsored exclusively by the Fairholme Foundation and reaches over 100,000 classrooms and youth organizations with free tools and lessons for teaching good financial habits to youth.

 

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