Every semester, I am more and more impressed by my Entrepreneurship students. We walk into class on the first day not knowing what’s to come. By the end of the semester, I’m in awe of what they are able to accomplish. This semester, my students created homemade candles, magnet sets, Mansfield ornaments, and lip balm. Items were sold online and in person. Students ran their own marketing campaign, served as the sales force, and analyzed their finances. In the end, they were able to make a $1,200 donation to the Mansfield Animal Shelter, and four microloans to aspiring entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Colombia via Kiva.org, for a total impact of $1,300!! Wow. These students broke the record set by a prior semester of Entrepreneurship students.
In total, my Entrepreneurship students have donated over $13,000 to various charities of their choice. They’ve also made 48 microloans in 33 countries! See the details here.
I can’t wait to see what next semester brings!