MERRILL – Wisconsin Business World – a program of WMC Foundation – hosted a one-day MINI program on Wednesday for Merrill High School students at the Merrill Fire Department.
Business World hosts numerous MINI programs with middle and high school students during the school year in every corner of the state. The program’s goal is to provide young Wisconsinites with a stronger understanding of what it takes to start a business, the power of the free enterprise system, and ultimately leave with a firmer grasp on economic and financial literacy.
“Our message at Business World is simple: Business is a Force for Good,” said Business World Senior Director Michelle Grajkowski. “Programs like the one in Merrill continue to show me how important it is to teach young people about the impact businesses can have on their local economy.”
In Merrill, students worked with peers to create a health and safety industry product, build a business from the ground up, participate in a competitive mock trade show and even had a tie-tying relay race. Additionally, they heard from guest speakers such as Merrill Fire Chief Josh Klug and representatives from local companies, including Phillips and Mitchell Metal Products.
Business World is committed to reach, inspire and engage students from every corner of the state and to teach them the importance of business, entrepreneurship and the free market through virtual and in-person events, all while informing them of economic opportunities in their own communities.
In addition to the one-day MINIS, Business World also hosts a four-day summer camp each year and provides educators with online curriculum, business-focused programming and other resources. To learn more, visit www.wibusinessworld.org.