MONTVILLE, NJ – On Saturday, March 24 the William Mason School will be transformed into a vibrant market where over 30 elementary school students will sell their wares from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school's third annual TREP$ Marketplace.
TREP$, short for entrepreneurs, is an education program that teaches about entrepreneurship and is designed to serve as an inspiration for young people to think creatively and put their ideas into action by creating their very own business. Through a series of after school workshops the students learn how to operate their own business. The program covers topics like product development, marketing, sales, customer service and handling money. The marketplace is the culmination of the program.
For this year's event, the program was open to fifth grade students at William Mason. According to TREP$ co-chair Joanna Howard, there will be over 25 different businesses featured this year selling a variety of products including stress balls, cookie dough bites, cake pops, empanadas, dumplings, marshmallow shooters, candles, bath bombs, key chains, fudge, popsockets, pool noodle shooters, home made granola and flags. TREP$ Marketplace is a CASH ONLY establishment.
The community is welcome and encouraged to attend the TREP$ Marketplace on Saturday to support these young business entrepreneurs. It’s a great place to do some shopping for oneself or others while supporting and celebrating the accomplishments of these proud, young entrepreneurs. William Mason is located at 5 Shawnee Trail in Montville.