Hands-on lessons in entrepreneurship evolve into a marketplace filled with tutus, bow ties,
homemade slime, bath balm, soap bars and more at Kids’ Day Entrepreneurship, Friday, Dec.
8, from 10 a.m. to noon, 6005 Westview, Houston, Texas. Hosted by Harris County Department
of Education’s Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, the
event brings together about 150 students from 10 area schools.
What: Kids’ Day Entrepreneurship
When: Friday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Harris County Department of Education (North Post Oak), 6005 Westview, Houston,
Who: Students from the following 10 schools/zip codes:
Houston ISD—Sharpstown International (77036); Charter—Southwest Middle School (77057);
Clear Creek ISD—Clear Creek Intermediate (77573); Galena Park ISD—North Shore Ninth
Grade (77015); Aldine ISD—Francis Elementary (77091) and Drew Academy (77091); Alief
ISD—Best Elementary (77036); Humble ISD—Sterling Middle School (77338); Spring
ISD—Bammel Elementary; and Stafford ISD—Stafford High School (77477).
Afterschool students from Alief, Aldine, Houston, Stafford, Spring, Clear Creek, Galena Park,
Humble and Southwest Schools Charter are studying entrepreneurship, marketing and money
management during their afterschool programs. The curriculum created by CASE for Kids
prepares students for this culminating event.
“Our afterschool students have been busy designing businesses, conducting market research,
setting profit points, investigating advertising techniques and analyzing differences between
spending and saving money,” said CASE for Kids Director Lisa Thompson-Caruthers. “With this
curriculum we create, students experience the first-hand challenges and opportunities of
operating a business in a free market economy.”
Kids Day at Entrepreneurship gives Houston-area students real-life, hands-on experience in
business practices, economics and marketing. Guest bankers will assist the students with
opening mock checking accounts and completing mock loan applications.
As an afterschool intermediary, CASE for Kids provides resources, trainings and funding for
students in grades pre-k through 12 in afterschool programs in schools, child care facilities and
community centers. As a branch of Harris County Department of Education, the division was
founded in 1999 with a goal to keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic