For a career exploration project, a middle school class has students do the work of creating companies. As Mark Cuban said, ” “It’s hard not to fool yourself. Everyone tells you how they are going to be special, but few do the work to get there. Do the work.”
In Keri Sparks’ Family and Consumer Science classes at Lamar Middle School, students have worked hard to answer the questions “How can we create/run a successful business in the Flower Mound/Highland Village area?”
In a three month long project, students paired up with a business partner/classmate, or worked individually to start research on businesses in the area.
The looked into what businesses were in the area and decided to identify what would thrive in particular locations. Their top choices were bakeries, wedding shops, dance studeios, shoe stores, and an indoor playground.
“I hope this project encourages them to try something new and find out if it’s a field they would like to get into,” Sparks said. “I also want them to realize it’s a big world and to see both sides of being the customer and the behind-the-scenes action of being a business owner.”