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About

Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair

Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair of Rhode Island was created to encourage development in the overall skills of our youth by introducing them to entrepreneurship through play.  This is a one day event where children, ages 4-12, are given a platform to become an entrepreneur. There is a lot of learning and fun involved leading up to the day of the event! Parents or caretakers are asked to team up with their child to support them through the process of creating their business, by making a product or service to sell on September 25th at Farm Fresh RI. 

 

The Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair will be offering workshops for children, grades K-5, to introduce them to entrepreneurship through activities.  We will also offer a Mini Kids Entrepreneur guidebook to ensure the success of starting a business at home.

 

When kids (and adults!) learn from experience, new connections are formed in their brains - this is what creates the biological framework for creative thinking and solutions. If you and your child decide to participate in the Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair, you can expect the experience will leave a lasting positive impact on your child’s growth and development. With support from parents and caretakers, children will be given the tools and platform to practice complex thinking, decision making, and problem solving. Through exploration, curious questions, and creating from the ideas they develop, children will improve their self-confidence, thinking skills, and commitment to follow-through. Not every child will grow up to become an entrepreneur after this experience, but they will gain critical transferable life skills that they will use for years to come.

 

Participants are invited to come curious, open-minded, and prepared to embark upon a fun, educational journey filled with positive transformation. Teams of parents and children will come together for the ultimate bonding experience - turning dreams into reality - and leaving with shared memories to last a lifetime.

 

After participating in the Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair, your child will have had hands-on experience in, and exposure to:

  • Teamwork

  • Communication 

  • Problem Solving

  • Creative Thinking

  • Language Development

  • Cognitive Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Basic Financial Literacy (writing a receipt, counting, managing and saving money 

  • Engaged Learning 

  • Customer Service 

  • Expressive Arts & Design 

  • Social Interaction

  • Learning through Play

  • Patience

  • Manners

  • Commitment 

  • Eye Contact 

  • Confidence

  • Pride

HOW IT WORKS

Brainstorm

Claim your spot! Register to be a 2022 Mini Kid Entrepreneur. Brainstorm possible business ideas. Sign up for our workshops to ensure you have the tools to be successful.

Create

Logo? Product? Service?

It's time to roll up your sleeves and develop and create your business and brand. Be fearless!

Practice

Participate in our workshops. Learn the basics. Share ideas. Receive feedback and input. Practice customer service skills. Prepare to be successful!

Sell

September 25, the big day! All of your hard work and preparation will pay off. Let the fun begin! Enjoy the moment and reap the benefits of your hard work. Your customers can't wait! 

MEET THE FOUNDER

ERICA CAMPBELL

Erica Campbell is the Founder of the Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair.  She is a First Generation Cape Verdean American, wife, mother of 2 and stepmother of 2. Erica has been involved in the field of education for the last thirteen years. Throughout her studies at the University of Rhode Island, Erica was frequently told she belonged in the field of Education. But by the time she graduated, she was still uncertain of exactly what she wanted to do professionally. Finding herself drawn to the world of non-profit organizations, she decided to enroll in the Americorps, and was stationed at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (The MET High School). She credits this experience for falling in love with the world of education. Thirteen years later, she now serves full-time at the MET as an Academic Advisor. But her story in education started long before this. Erica and her family live in Rhode Island. She founded the Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair as a way to deepen her connection with her sons and to teach them the transferable life skills that come from starting a project and seeing it through. Honoring her parents’ legacy, Erica now extends her skillset outward to share this impactful framework with her community. Erica’s ability to create safe, positive and playful learning environments lays the groundwork for an unforgettable, transformational experience for children and families to share together. Erica holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Rhode Island and a M.A.T. in Elementary and Secondary Special Education from Johnson & Wales University.

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