OREGON (WREX) – Running a business is something you wouldn’t expect a high school student to do. But that’s what students at one Stateline school are preparing for.
Seniors at Oregon High School who are taking the social entrepreneurship class have been creating business models that they believe the community will benefit from.
“I like it,” said Oregon High School student Robert Youngren. “I love doing it. I love interacting with the people and being able to make a product and see what people think about it and see a finished product that other people like to enjoy.”
The students have already made their pitch to the community and have gotten investors. Now they are getting ready to run their own businesses.
“What makes this program different is it plays on the students’ existing strengths, their passions, what they’re good at, what they love to do, and then it gives them freedom to explore what that’s like in the real world,” said Aaron Sitze, who is the Social Entrepreneurship Program Instructor.
Some of the students’ businesses range from cupcakes to political media coverage.