In This Issue
Upcoming Marketplaces!
What is TREP$?
Meet Maddie, young entrepreneur
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Creative Bubble Contest
NBC interview
Creative Spark Challenge
Quick Links
TREP$ Website
TREP$ Info Video
TREP$ Marketplaces
ribbon cutting
Come see the crowd,
hear the buzz, listen to the sales-pitches, and feel the ENERGY!
Tues,  Dec 1st 
Stillwater School
Stillwater, NJ
Wed, Dec 2nd
Lafayette School
Lafayette, NJ
Fri, Dec 4th
Maple Road School
West Milford, NJ
Wed, Dec 9th
Marion McKeown School
Newton, NJ
Welcome to our TREP$ Family
The Star School,
Flagstaff, Arizona
TREP$ Schools 
The Star School,
Flagstaff, Arizona
Lecole Soleil Levant,
New Brunswick, Canada
Mackay Elementary,
Tenafly, NJ
Tumeh Family Home School
Bluff, UT 
Cooperstown MS,
Cooperstown, NY
JFK Elementary,
Wayne, NJ
Woodmont Elem,
 Pine Brook, NJ
William Mason Elem,
Montville, NJ
Valley View Elem,
 Montville, NJ 
Hilldale Elem,
Pine Brook, NJ 
Cedar Hill Elementary,
Towaco, NJ
Lounsberry Hollow,
Vernon, NJ
 UGL School,
Hewitt, NJ 
 Al Yasmin Int'l,
Riyadh, SA 
 Yara Int'l School,
Riyadh, SA
 Cobb Cnty District,
Cobb Cty, GA
 New MiddleEast Int'l,
Riyadh, SA 
Fredon School,
Fredon, NJ 
 Reverend Brown,
Sparta, NJ
 White Rock School,
Jefferson, NJ 
 Lafayette School,
Lafayette, NJ 
 Stillwater School,
Stillwater, NJ 
 Marshall Hill,
West Milford, NJ 
Green Hills School,
Green, NJ 
 Maple Road School,
West Milford, NJ 
 Westbrook School,
West Milford, NJ 
 Haledon School,
Haledon, NJ 
Birchwood School,
West Nyack, NY 
Euclid School,
Hasbrouck Hts, NJ 
Holy Spirit,
Pequannock, NJ 
McKeown School,
Hampton, NJ 
Walter T Bergen MS,
Bloomingdale, NJ 
Paradise Knoll,
Oak Ridge, NJ
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TREP$ is an after-school program that teaches kids in grades 4-8 everything they need to know to start their own businesses.  The culminating activity is the TREP$ Marketplace during which these young entrepreneurs get the chance to launch their businesses, selling real products to real customers for real money. 
Would the children at your school benefit from TREP$?
Click here to request a presentation at your school!

Marketplace Season Has Begun!
Dear Friends, 
It's officially Marketplace Season for TREP$!  Be sure to check out the calendar and plan to attend a marketplace or two!  What a great way to get unique gift items and support our future leaders at the same time!  We do our best to attend the marketplaces in the Northern NJ area- so look for us!
Momentum is building with our NJ Give-Away!!!  If you haven't purchased the program yet, be sure to get your application in soon!  Offers like this don't come around every day (see details below).  Imagine 21 schools getting TREP$ for FREE?
We continue to include great contests and videos we learn about that might benefit and inspire you.  We hope they will support you in your desire to present children with ample opportunities to explore their uniqueness and creativity and how it relates to the real world around them.
Warmest Regards,
Pamela deWaal, email
Hayley Romano, email
Calling all New Jersey teachers, administrators, and parents! In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, February 20-27, 2010, we are giving away 21 TREP$ Startup Kits by random drawing.  One school in each of New Jersey's 21 counties will win!  The deadline for entry is December 31, 2009, so
 click here for the entry form! 
So, what if you are planning to buy a kit this fall, but now see this offer?  We promise, if you buy the kit, and then enter and win during the random drawing in February, we'll refund your money!  It's a win-win!
Lip ItSpotlight on Maddie
of LIP IT! Lip Balm
Hello! My name is Madeline, or Maddie. My business name is Lip It! an all natural lip balm. My Mom makes candles and there are similar ingredients so I started to think...'I'll make lip balm!' You don't have to heat the ingredients as hot as you do making candles so it was safer to do myself, and who doesn't have dry lips once in a while?
The most fun part about my experience was the marketplace. I got to meet upper grade teachers, parents and kids from other schools. If someone stopped and looked at my signs I knew they would come over but they would only buy one if I was nice and could explain exactly what I was selling.
The biggest challenge was handling my money. At one point my brother helped me organize it and after that I was fine but you have to be very careful when giving change back to your customers. I never realized how much things cost to make until I had to pay my Mom back for the supplies. It's better to sell more of a well made product though and not skimp on quality if you want to succeed.
I am proud of my lip balm. I have received many compliments from parents and friends since using it.  I truly enjoyed my TREP$ experience and hope to do it again next year! Good luck young entrepreneurs!
Toni Ann Palmisano of Secaucus Middle School!
Miss Palmisano entered in our NJEA Drawing at the convention and won a free $599 Start-Up Kit!
NJEAThe NJEA Convention was held Nov 5-6 and TREP$ was right in the middle of the action.
How very exciting it was to share your stories of extraordinary success, as elementary and middle schools in the program TREP$!   People were blown away that kids can really do it. 
The feedback was really interesting as teachers and administrators echoed the opinion that this program is needed desperately for this age group-  to teach them life skills, social skills and 21st century skills, not to mention open their eyes to their connection to the world around them as they begin to transition from child to adult.
Thank you to all who stopped by to visit with us!  We hope you enjoyed your special gift!

Powell Endorses Global E-Week  
General Colin L. Powell has voiced his support for Global Entrepreneurship Week, stating the importance of today's youth cultivating their entrepreneurial ideas.

The decorated and retired Gen. Powell wrote, "More than ever, we need to tap into the creative minds of our young people around the world by showing them how to channel that creativity into real products and concrete results through the magic of entrepreneurship. Only through entrepreneurship can we continue to grow economies that will create the wealth needed to lift people out of poverty, despair and disease."

From November 16-22, 2009, Global Entrepreneurship Week will connect young people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, non-profit leaders, government officials and many others will participate in a range of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings.
Do YOU "think outside the bubble?"

Sealed Air Corporation, the creator of Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, is asking students in grades five through eight to "think outside the bubble" for their chance to win a $10,000 U.S. savings bond in the fourth annual Bubble Wrap ® Competition for Young Inventors.
Original inventions must incorporate the use of clear Bubble Wrap® cushioning, and entries must include a visual and written description that explains the name of the invention, the purpose it serves, how it works and how the idea was formulated.

Three finalists will win a three-day trip to New York City, where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced during the Bubble Wrap® Awards weekend, May 21-24, 2010.
  • Grand Prize Winner $10,000 savings bond
  • 2nd Place $5,000 savings bond
  • 3rd Place $5,000 savings bond
The school of the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 donation. The teacher/mentor of each finalist will receive a $500 gift card.

Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The Bubble Wrap® Competition for Young Inventors is sponsored by Sealed Air Corporation and administered by the National Museum of Education.  For additional information on the competition, educators, parents and students can visit
Lip ItNBC Focuses on
Mini Moguls
national correspondant Amy Robach interviews Dustin Satloff, a high school sophomore who has been balancing schoolwork with the demands of running his company, SAT BAT.   Dustin has been building this baseball bat company for 4 years,  having started it at 11 years old!  
Click here to watch the video.
Create, Combat, Conquer!
I stumbled on this interview with Anshul Samar, the 13 year old CEO of Elementeo (an educational game he created) at TiECon 2007.  It's a very entertaining and informative look into the experiences that this young entrepreneur has already had in creating and marketing this innovative product.  His short term and long term goals are clear.  After seeing this young man speak, I have no doubt he will do as he advises all young people, "Create, Combat, Conquer!"
Click here to see the video.
Creative Spark Challenge 
The "Creative Spark Challenge" encourages students to design and create a new interactive game that will ignite creativity, teamwork and problem solving in teenagers. Students are asked to assemble a team, and create a new, interactive game to teach and motivate its players to communicate, create, problem solve and improve the world.
Participants will design a prototype game, assign a price point, solicit sponsors, and create a commercial to be posted on YouTube. A public voting forum will determine the winner of the activity. A spokesperson from the winning team will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Destination ImagiNation's Global Finals to present the team's product to 16,000 students and supporters. Destination ImagiNation, Inc. will then develop the product and offer it for sale from its Web site.

The deadline to enter is Nov. 22. 
Click here for more information.