GROVER HILL — Amie Ashworth of Grover Hill School works with Jake
Downing during the school day teaching him science and social studies.
For the last few weeks, they have been discussing economics with a focus
on entrepreneurship. They discussed wants/needs, producer/consumer,
marketing/advertising, donations, customer service, and surveys.
learn the fundamentals about small business, Ashworth used a hands-on
approach and helped Jake build a lemonade stand out of an old school AV
cart. They advertised Jake’s business with a commercial on YouTube for
the faculty of Grover Hill Elementary School. A few days later, Jake
took the skills he learned and went around selling lemonade to the
adults at school for 50 cents a cup. He made a total of $26.50 which he
will donate to Relay for Life this upcoming spring.
At the end of
his experience, Jake gave each adult a survey to fill out regarding his
business. He received many encouraging comments. Many adults responded
positively to the survey. One of the questions was, “(Yes or No) If I
sell again, would you prefer a choice? If so what would you prefer?”
Many decided that “yes” they would like a choice, and the most popular
response was iced tea. After tallying his results, Jake will be making
another round of lemonade, and he will add ice tea as well. He will be
selling again in the near future, and he will also add the money
collected then to be given to Relay for Life.