All schools have different rules and policies, so make sure you check with your teachers and principal before trying any of the suggestions below. Remember, any venture that makes money could also be used as a fundraiser for your student association or other worthy cause!
Ten ideas for in-school ventures for fun and profit
Looking for entrepreneurial ventures you could try in your own school? Try theseor come up with some ideas that are a lot better!
Many of the same skills that are used by entrepreneurs to start money-making ventures can also be used for non-profit ventures. Not-for-profit activities can provide you with the opportunity to practice brainstorming, researching markets, teambuilding, planning, and many other entrepreneurial skills while you also help your school and/or your community.
Here are some examples of not-for-profit activities that you might try in your school. (You will probably be able to think up many moreand betterprojects than these!)
Food Bank Drive
Problem: Food banks need more donations to meet the need in your community.
Organize a team to find innovative ways to raise money and/or collect food for a local food bank.
Clean Community Project
Problem: There is litter in the parks and areas near schools where kids hang out.
See if you can brainstorm some innovative new ways to motivate students and adults alike to keep parks and the outside school environment clear of trash and litter.
Youth Activity Centre
Problem: Kids say there's nothing to do and no place for them to hang out.
Maybe you and your entrepreneurship class could find a way to turn an existing, empty facilityin or outside the schoolinto a youth activity centre.
Problem: Your school seems to be lacking in school spirit.
Maybe you could develop a leadership program for your school that would get more students out to sports competitions, dances, or other activities that will raise school spirit.