2nd Detroit Children’s
May 13, 2017 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Streets of Old Detroit
Detroit Historical Museum
Children’s Business Fairs grant kids the opportunity to create a product, business model, marketing strategy and then sell that product to the public in a safe environment.
The Acton Children’s Business Fair model was originally developed by the Acton Academy Schools and Acton MBA Program, organizations which believe in the power of work and entrepreneurship to improve self esteem and strong communities. After several successful fairs in Texas, they chose to give the opportunity to others across the country. Now Acton Children’s Business Fairs are active or planned in 25 different cities across the country (and one in Guatemala).
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan partnered to create the first Detroit Children’s Business Fair in October of 2016. We saw 26 children between the ages of 6 and 14 run 11 businesses, selling everything from coffee to hanging herb planters made of recycled soda bottles.