OLL Students Get Hands-On Entrepreneur Education


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OLL's TREP$ Marketplace entrepreneurs, with Wells Fargo representative Anthony Guarducci.
OLL’s TREP$ Marketplace entrepreneurs, with Wells Fargo representative Anthony Guarducci.
Join Wells Fargo and the students of Our Lady of the Lake (OLL) as they present the second annual TREP$ Marketplace. This year’s Marketplace will be held on Friday, May 6, at Our Lady of the Lake School from 2:45 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The entire community is invited to come and see what happens when you give children the creative outlet and responsibility that comes with starting a business venture.

TREP$ is a customized six-week program that teaches students how to plan, research and develop their own products and/or services. It encompasses thirty-nine 7th and 8th graders who will learn through various exercises leadership development skills, team dynamics, financial management and basic business tools to gain a greater understanding of entrepreneurship. Since the program start date this past February 19, students have gotten to hear an inspiring story from local entrepreneur Dhrv Oberoi, who spoke about his success of leaving his country India and achieving the American Dream with not only one but two successful Subway franchises, including one located in Verona. In addition, event sponsor Wells Fargo and its representative Anthony Guarducci addressed the students on the importance of financing a business and money matters. The program will wrap up on May 6, when the students promote and sell their products and services during the highly attended TREP$ Marketplace.

The TREP$ Marketplace will bring together the community: OLL’s students, teachers, parents, family and the residents of Verona where attendees can support these new established entrepreneurs of baked goods, art, jewelry, clothing and so much more.

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