Bayside High School held its annual social entrepreneurship fair on Friday. Students in the Career and Technical Education Humanities and Nonprofit Management programs each marketed socially responsible products to students, staff and other attendees.
Each 11th grade student in the program takes a college credit course called “Social Entrepreneurship” at Farmingdale State University. The students were divided into 17 groups of 5 students each and tasked with coming up with innovative ideas for creating businesses while fulfilling their social responsibilities. Social entrepreneurship fairs give them the opportunity to market their products to potential customers.
There were many products and ideas on display at the fair, including candles made from renewable beeswax, edible candles for birthday cakes, and reusable candles. There were many ideas and products related to candles, such as mass-produced plastic markers, stain removers made from recycled sustainable resources, eco-friendly recycled paper for companies, and eco-friendly beauty and skin care. There was also product.
According to Bayside High School teacher Sandra Mark, being socially responsible was essential when students came up with business ideas. She also said that because the program is sequential, students learned about nonprofit management in her sophomore year, which helped her prepare for this trade show. I also had the opportunity to take a project management certification exam.
“From a social skills perspective, they’re learning to understand how to run a business and manage costs,” Mark says. “Socially, they’re learning to work with each other. They’re learning what the work ethic is. They’re learning how to present. [their products and ideas]”
Bayside High School teacher Stephanie Fox emphasized the importance of these students being able to speak publicly. This event helps build experience and confidence in the field.
“It prepares them for college and career success,” Fox said. “It gives them confidence.”
More than 500 people attended the social entrepreneurship fair. In addition to Bayside High School students, staff and alumni, other notable attendees included Rep. Grace Meng, Rep.・Aide to the Superintendent of Education Cintron and others were included. Education Odette Duggan and Community Bayside Commercial Partners.
“I think the creativity of the students is pretty amazing,” Braunstein said. “Their commitment to realizing a social vision, whether it’s protecting the environment or promoting mental health, is impressive and speaks to the confidence of the students.”
Each attendee at the Social Entrepreneurship Fair was given four tickets to show their interest in the business. The more tickets a group collects, the more popular the product will be with attendees. The fact that each participant he only received four meant he had to seriously consider which of the 17 groups he would win one, and each group worked hard to win them. It meant that we had to strive to
“You might love the presentation, you might love the product, you might love the sales pitch,” Fox said. “It’s all part of their learning process. Individuals have to think hard about the company, the product and the sales pitch. It is very important for students to utilize their skill sets, such as what they do.”