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Student Accomplishments

 

At the heart of our programs lies our vision to create the Change Makers of tomorrow.

We cannot be prouder in sharing the stories of our young and adult achievers who have excelled and proved their knowledge and skills in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

These results prove to you that even a 9-year-old can learn to start their own business that delivers on social responsibility too.

Kudos to our Change Makers!

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  • Young Entrepreneurs
  • Camp Millionaire
FUN IN A JAR
 
"Our idea behind this startup challenge is to bring an entire experience home with you in a jar. We made these jars available in Hanukkah, Christmas and Spa."
  • NAMES: Avery & Edyn

  • AGE: 9 years old (both)

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 507

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Learned how to grow on an idea they had to make it into a viable business that can be scaled and changed to meet different needs. Product Pitches, Designing Marketing Collateral, Business Planning, Launching a Pop-up Shop and more.

WELMAK
 
"We are six kids from the Young Entrepreneurs program making a difference by selling handmade French Baguettes at the local bakery and donating to the SickKids Foundation."
  • NAMES: William, Elizabeth, Lauren, Matteo, Aryan and Kishen

  • AGE: 10 - 11 years old

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 859

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Started their own bakery that sold over 100 baguettes in less than 2 hours. How to start your own business. Focus on quality, How to raise money for a charity you believe in, How to make your own product, Designing Marketing Collateral (banners, posters, business cards), Business Planning and more.


HOT CHOCOLATE FOR SUNNYBROOK SCHOOL
 
"We are a team of Young Entrepreneurs at SBS making a difference by selling delicious hot chocolate. 25% of all profit went to the Jays Care Foundation that would help a child in need go to camp"
  • AGE: Grades 4-6

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 256

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Started their own Mobile Chocolate Stand delivering hot cocoa to kids in school.  Setting up a business. How to talk to customers. Customer Service, Creating an Online Store, Getting permits and permissions for business. Product Pitches, Designing Marketing Collateral, Business Planning and more.


IBM BLUE LEMONADE
 
"We are Young Entrepreneurs learning how to start our own business at the IBM Summer Camp. Our lemonade stand helped raise money for cancer research."

 

  • AGE: 8 - 16  

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 778

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Created their own version of "Blue Lemonade" to sell on the IBM Campus. Aced the challenge to create a catchy product that was Instagram pretty. How to launch a business. Business Jingles, Customer Service, Crowdfunding, Product Pitches, Launching a Pop-up Store, Designing Marketing Collateral, Business Planning and more.


LEMONADE FOR POLAR BEARS
 
"We are kids from the Young Entrepreneurs program learning to start our own business venture that raises awareness of shrinking Polar Bear Habitats due to global warming."
  • AGE: 10 & 11

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 396

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Created their own pop up lemonade stand where they used ice to illustrate the melting ice caps. Crowdfunding, Product Pitches, Sales! Designing Marketing Collateral, Social Media Marketing, Setting up an Online Store, Business Planning, Launching a Pop-up Shop and more.


LEMONADE STAND
 
"We are Young Entrepreneurs learning how to start our own business with setting out own Lemonde Stand. We donated 50% of all profits to Princess Margaret Cancer Center - When Life Gives You Lemons, Donate. "

 

  • AGE: 7-16

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 547

  • LESSONS LEARNED: A pop up store that quite literally brought traffic to a hold on Bayview. Crowdfunding, Product Pitches, Benefits of pre-selling, Becoming influencers and how influencer marketing works. Launching a Pop-up Store, Designing Marketing Collateral, Business Planning and more.


FUTURE FARMERS
 
"We are Young Entrepreneurs learning the benefits of vertical farming and learning how to start our own aquaponics venture. We are selling fresh produce in our pop-up shop while teaching them the environmental benefits on low power and water usage."

 

  • AGE: 9-11

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 547

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Created their own pop up store selling produce that they had grown themselves. Aced the challenge to sell nutrient rich fish poop by selling 15 jars of it for $5 each. Vertical Farming, Making money while saving the environment, Customer Service, Product Pitches, Launching a Pop-up Store, Designing Marketing Collateral, and more.


START YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
 
"We are kids who are learning how to start our own artisanal chocolate factory. We were raising money for kids who work in these countries and who don’t have clean drinking water."

 

  • AGE: 8-10

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 653

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Created their own online chocolate company & pop up store by learning how to make the finest Belgian Chocolate with Canada's top Chocolatier, Laura Slack. Preparing Gourmet Chocolates, Product Pitches, Designing Marketing Collateral, Learning that quality matters and more.

Adult Camp Millionaire
 
"After the program I felt so much more informed that I invested the RESP for my child and purchased my first stock. I am now on my way to Financial Freedom! YAY!"
  • NAMES: Miquela, Pete, Jeanne, Carole & Padina

  • AGE: Adults

  • PORTFOLIO APPRECIATION:  Learnt how to manage money. How to start saving and manage a budget. How to start investing in stocks and other products.


INVESTMENT CHALLENGE WINNER 2018 - Level 1
 
"If I save money now, I can buy something nice for myself or my sister when i grow up"

 

  • NAME: James
  • AGE: 10
  • PORTFOLIO APPRECIATION: 30%

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Analyze stocks before you buy, Read about the company, listen to the news everyday.


INVESTMENT CHALLENGE WINNERS 2018- LEVEL 2
 
"What! We made 5000 dollars in 5 days! WHOA! WOW!"
 

 

  • NAMES: Ashley & Mirabella
  • AGE: 11 & 13 years old

  • PORTFOLIO APPRECIATION: 50% in 5 days

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Sometimes the best investments are the ones you have to find! Learnt how to manage money, Investing in Foreign Makets, how to track foreign stocks, understand the problems with Chinese Debt, how to understand the impact of news on your portfolio.


INVESTMENT CHALLENGE WINNERS 2019- Featured on BBC
 
"I just don't understand how one person in the White House has so much power over so many people's money around the world"
 

 

  • NAMES: James
  • AGE: 12 years old

  • PORTFOLIO APPRECIATION: 30% in 5 days

  • LESSONS LEARNED: So many things can impact your portfolio. It's best to really see all the moving pieces. Learnt how to manage money, invest in stocks, the risks of investing in penny stocks, bitcoins, impact of global warming and free trade on stocks.


INVESTMENT CHALLENGE GURUS
 
"I could have spent all my life earnings buying a Porsche (and paying for it). But I would rather have that money now invested and buy a second hand Honda"

 

  • NAMES: Abtin & Ryan
  • AGE: 16 years old

  • PORTFOLIO APPRECIATION: We stop counting how well they did after they beat us many times in the challenge.

  • LESSONS LEARNED: Think before you spend.  Options and Futures trading, foreign stocks, structuring products, mutual funds and so much more.  

Become the Next Kid Entrepreneur and Finance Wizard of Canada, Join the program today!

Available for Grades 4 and up.  

 


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