“Want my business card?” I laughed when 7 year old Hannah made this offer to me. “Sure, let’s see it,” I replied. To my surprise she pulled out a real card advertising her own custom t-shirt company complete with e-mail and web address. In my first week as a guide, I was amazed to learn that every one of our would-be-elementary Level 1 students has to achieve their “build a business” check in order to graduate to Level 2, and that it is taken very literally.
At Alpha, we promise that students will learn life skills. Starting a business is a valuable life skill we want all of our students to possess.