SALINE CO. (WSIL) — You may safely watch a vacation film whereas supporting highschool college students part of the CEO program.
The CEO program is a hands-on class the place college students work collectively to boost cash throughout the fall semester.
On this case, they’re placing on a free displaying of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” as a drive-in occasion and are simply asking for donations.
Then within the spring, these funds are used to begin their very own particular person companies.
Teacher Amy Mings says Saline County is certainly one of 52 communities nationwide to have a program like this.
Youngsters from Harrisburg, Eldorado, Provider Mills and Galatia are taking part this yr and are assembly just about as a result of social distancing pointers.
Ming provides that the scholars additionally earn twin credit score at Southeastern Illinois Faculty and be taught worthwhile expertise whereas assembly with native enterprise homeowners and metropolis leaders.
“They be taught all the pieces about enterprise. Enterprise etiquette, how you can shake somebody’s hand and look somebody within the eye,” she explains. “To advertising and accounting and how you can use social media.”
A number of college students shared their enterprise concepts with Information 3 together with repurposing classic objects and turning them into candles, making and promoting t-shirts, and refurbishing a camper letting nature seekers lease it out.
One pupil got here in along with her enterprise already established and is utilizing the category as a strategy to develop it.
That is Gracie Harrawood who launched her beauty firm Kendyl Kosmetics final month together with lip balms and glossed.
Harrawood handmakes all of her personal merchandise, which bought out inside 24 hours of being launched. Since then, she’s been restocking merchandise and has made it her purpose to create a watch shadow pallete with the funds she receives from the drive-in.
The Eldorado Excessive College senior says she and the opposite college students within the CEO program hope the group will come out to indicate their assist.
“The donations will actually assist all of our particular person companies succeed and we all know it is a tough time throughout COVID and all the pieces that is occurring,” Harrawood provides. “It might be an excellent alternative to have some household enjoyable.”
A meals truck might be on-site and college students may even be promoting cookies.
It is happening at 107 Veterans drive in Harrisburg beginning on Friday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
Film-goers are inspired to come back early and thoughts social distancing pointers.
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