SUMMIT, NJ - Goods designed and created by Kent Place School (KPS) sixth graders will be displayed and sold at the school's 'TREP$ Marketplace' June 1, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the KPS Field House. This event is a student-run vendor fair, where the students will sell goods that they designed and created themselves. The event is open to the public and is cash only.

The Marketplace is the sixth-graders’ culmination of the 'TREP$' program. 'TREP$' is a series of workshops that teach children the skills to become young 'enTREPreneur$'. In collaboration with the school’s 'Genius Hour' and 'Economic and Financial Literacy Initiative', students were allotted time during school to develop and create their own products.

In the 'TREP$' workshops, children enjoyed participating in hands-on activities to learn the business basics of product development, finance, marketing research, advertising, merchandising and salesmanship and more. Ultimately, 'TREP$' is an experience that rewards focus, determination, teamwork, creativity, communication skills and good old-fashioned hard work.

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“Because of this program, our sixth graders are truly excited about following their dreams and pursuing their own business ideas in the future,” said Neisha Payne, Kent Place Middle School mathematics teacher and 'TREP$' coordinator.

For more information, contact Neisha Payne at paynen@kentplace.org.