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Our Change Makers

 

By the end of our programs, your child will be equipped with practical, real-life skills to help them succeed in life. We have many success stories that show tangible results, as exemplified in our Young Entrepreneurs and Camp Millionaire programs.


  • Young Entrepreneurs
  • Camp Millionaire

In our Young Entrepreneurs program, kids go through a life-cycle of a start-up, which includes: creating a brand, making a GoFundMe campaign, product pitches, launching a pop-up store, generating sales, raising money for charities, designing marketing collateral, and more.

Here are some success stories from the program.


Star Café
 
"Young Entrepreneurs made their desserts (Madakku San - India, Pavlova - Australia, Coconut Brigadeiro - Brazil, Chocolaty Rumballs - Europe) to raise money to fight Wildfires in Australia."
  • NAMES: Yajat, Pooja, Lauren & Elizabeth

  • AGE: 11 - 12 years old

  • INNOVATION: Hand-made pastries and gourmet coffee from around the world.


Hot Chocolateers
 
"We are 2 kids from Grade 6, who want to help refugees selling World's Best Hot Chocolate Kits. We gave a portion of the money we earned to Plan International."
  • NAMES: Sebatian & Tayden

  • AGE: 11 years old (both)

  • AMOUNT RAISED: $ 514

  • INNOVATION: A perfect or travel size Hot Chocolate kit!  


FUN IN A JAR
 
"Our idea behind this start-up 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

  • INNOVATION: Create an entire experience in a jar!  


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

  • INNOVATION: Worked in a bakery and learnt how to make baguettes. Sold over 100 baguettes in less than 2 hours.

  • SPECIAL LEARNINGS: How to start a bakery and focus on quality


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 

  • INNOVATION: Mobile hot chocolate stand delivering hot cocoa to school kids.

  • SPECIAL LEARNINGS: Customer sales & service, legal approvals for business 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

  • INNOVATION: 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.

  • SPECIAL LEARNINGS: Creating business jingles


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

  • INNOVATION: Created their own pop up lemonade stand where they used ice to illustrate the melting ice caps.

  • SPECIAL LEARNINGS: Social media marketing


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: $ 300 

  • INNOVATION: A pop up store that quite literally brought traffic to a hold on Bayview.

  • SPECIAL LEARNINGS: Benefits of pre-selling, becoming influencers and how influencer marketing works 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

  • INNOVATION: 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.

  • SPECIAL LEARNINGS: Vertical Farming, making money while saving the environment, 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

  • INNOVATION: 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.

  • SPECIAL LEARNINGS:  Preparing gourmet chocolates, learning the importance of quality 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

  • LEARNINGS: 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%

  • LEARNINGS: 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

  • LEARNINGS: 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

  • LEARNINGS: 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.

  • LEARNINGS: 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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