Upcoming Marketplaces
10 Great Ways TREP$ Impacts your School
Spotlight: Meet Victoria
2 TREP$ Make a Difference
How Can We Help?
Getting the Recognition You Deserve
$2,000,000 in Grants for Young Entrepreneurs!
10 Steps to Improve Entrepreneurship Education
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Upcoming Marketplaces
November 12, 2010
Marshall Hill School
West Milford, NJ

November 30, 2010
Mackay School
Tenafly, NJ

December 2, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Maple Road School
West Milford, NJ

December 3, 2010
6:30-8:30 pm
Ryerson School
Wayne, NJ

December 6, 2010
6:30-8:30 pm
Lounsberry Hollow
Vernon, NJ

December 6, 2010
6:30-8:30 pm
Lafayette Twp School
Lafayette, NJ

 December 8, 2010
Smith School
Tenafly, NJ

December 8, 2010
6:30-8:30 pm
McKeown School
Hampton, NJ

Annual Forum in Columbus, Ohio
Join us November 12-16 in Columbus, Ohio for the annual forum organized by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education.  It's extraordinary.  The workshops, the round-tables, the speakers are ALL so great- so knowledgeable, thought provoking and inspirational. Get your  professional development, and have fun all in one place!  Be sure to tell us you're coming! Click here to open up the forum page.  

Contact Cathy Ashmore if you have any questions.
Forbes 15 Tips For Raising A Young Mogul
by Dale Buss and Melanie Lindner
The secrets
(and perils)
of nurturing a future Master of the Universe.

Click here to read the article.
TREP$ Schools
Welcome to our
New Schools!

Cedar Grove MS
Cedar Grove, NJ
Maugham Elementary
Tenafly, NJ
Smith Elementary
Tenafly, NJ
Stillman Elementary
Tenafly, NJ


Ryerson School
Wayne, NJ
Our Lady of Consolation
Wayne, NJ
Youth Express
St Paul, MN
Cedar Hill School

Towaco, NJ
Califon School
Califon, NJ
Oxford Central School
Oxford, NJ
Schuyler Colfax School
Wayne, NJ
Frankford Twp School
Frankford, NJ
Sussex Avenue School
Morristown, NJ
Clarke County School District
Atlanta, GA
Golden Hill Elementary
Florida, NY
Jawahir Al Riyadh Int'l School

Riyadh, SA
Future Window Int'l School
Riyadh, SA
Al Ghad School

Riyadh, SA
Wilson School
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Edgemont School
Montclair, NJ
Ridgewood Ave School
Glen Ridge, NJ
Richard Butler Middle School
Butler NJ
West Hall Middle School
Oakwood, GA 
Gilmour Academy Lower School
Gates Mills, OH
Kingdom School
Riyadh, SA
Najd School
Riyadh, SA
King Khaled Int'l School,
Riyadh, SA
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
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

October 2010

Dear Friends,
Let me guess...  Do you feel like time is going way too fast?  We are BUSY.  Kids are BUSY.  Now, more than ever, we need to be sure that as educators and parents, we sneak in the important stuff. That can require some planning and effort, but without it, the days just pass without notice.

From making an effort to have dinner with our families, whose members can sometimes pass like ships in the night, to seizing the moment and taking a walk together on a beautiful autumn day, we need to offer our kids things that they can look back on and appreciate for the character shaping moments that they were.  We need more experiences that really affect their futures in positive ways, and less filler.

Thank you for your letters that help us know that you feel that TREP$ is "anything but filler" in the lives of the children you teach and parent.  We loved hearing from the 6th grade teacher who wrote in about her end of year tradition of going around the room asking the soon to be graduates what they would always remember about their school experience.  How exciting to hear that TREP$ topped almost every child's list! 

Your stories of how the program is "opening kids' eyes" to the business going on around them, and "allowing you to see them in a new way" fuel our passion to continue our effort to get entrepreneurship in the hands of every child. 

Pamela deWaal
Hayley Romano
10 Great Ways TREP$ Impacts your School
1.  What an excellent opportunity to work on 21st Century Skills!

2.  This is a creative enrichment activity that benefits all the kids!

3.  It gives teachers the chance to see kids in a new light.

4.  TREP$ gets kids excited to come to school!

5.  It teaches kids how to be taken seriously.

6.  TREP$ opens kids' eyes to the business going on around them.

7.  The Marketplace, an event that brings the whole school together!

8.  It shows the younger kids what they can look forward to. 

9.  TREP$ helps kids value what they learn in the classroom.

10. It helps the community understand how great their schools are.

Spotlight on Cedar Hill School, Montville School District
Facepainting the principal
Meet Victoria, Owner of Fantastic Face Painting

My name is Victoria and I am a 10 year old from Cedar Hill School. At first I wasn't sure what to do for TREP$. I couldn't decide whether to do Piano Lessons or Face Painting. As time went by I realized doing piano lessons was a lot of work and too much money. For example, if my business wasn't successful and I had a lot of piano books I would never be able to pay my mom back. So my mom convinced me to do Face Painting.

I think the most fun I had was when Dr. Raj was my FIRST customer (see photo). It was really exciting to think he came right to my stand. I felt special. It was a great feeling to know that the principal of your entire school was your first customer.

I did have some difficulties while I was working. It was really hard when the person who was getting their face painted talked or moved. When they did, I would just say to keep still. The good thing is they listened to me.

I plan to continue with my business. If anyone would like me to do face painting at their party or event I will be available. When people came up to me and gave me a compliment I felt great inside. After the TREP$ Marketplace a lot of people said how great it was and if an adult said something, it would usually be that their child or relative loved the face painting. I felt very good when someone said this.

I think a lot of people were impressed with me. I felt impressed with myself. I did not know I could paint faces that well. It was a pleasure knowing that people were happy with my paintings. Now most people know I could do more than I did before I started TREP$. Even the workshops made my family impressed. I can't wait to do TREP$ again next year.
Don't Miss this TED Talk!

Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story.

Watch the video.

Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience.
Two TREP$ making a difference! 
Marissa and Erica
Meet Marissa and Erica

A new clothes dryer is in full use at the Bloomingdale Regional Animal Shelter Society, thanks to two young volunteers.  This is tangible evidence of how important the work of pre-teen and teen volunteers is at the shelter.

Marissa Cobuzio, an eighth grader at the Walter T. Bergen Middle School in Bloomingdale, NJ  and Erica Steenstra, a sixth grader at the same school, generated the money by participating in a variety of fund-raisers. They had a table at their school's TREP$ Marketplace.  There, they sold pet beds, pet treats and toys, and raised $200.

Click here to continue reading the article.

Suburban Trends
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Can TREP$ Come to Your School?
Let Us Help You.
Are you excited at the thought of bringing the experience of entrepreneurship to your school, but need a little help getting everyone else on board? 

If you're in the NJ area, invite us to a faculty or parent meeting and let us help you ramp up the excitement!

Click here to get started!
Getting the Recognition Your School Deserves
newspaperYou're doing a great job... 
The kids are learning so much about themselves and their abilities to make it in the world of adult business.  You know it.  The parents know it.  Does the community?

It's time to shout it from the mountaintops!  OK, that requires a long hike and maybe that's not the best way... How about sending in a press release to your local paper with a photo of a few of your students? 

In the TREP$ Start Up Kit, we include press releases on the Publicity  CD-rom.  They are saved in Microsoft Word so that it is very easy to personalize them with your school information, including the place, date and time of the marketplace!  More awareness= More customers for the young entrepreneurs!
$2,000,000 in Grants for Young Entrepreneurs
Peter Thiel Launches Innovative Thiel Fellowship to Foster Next Generation of Tech Visionaries

The Thiel Foundation will award 20 people under 20 years old cash grants of $100,000 to further their innovative scientific and technical ideas.

Peter Theil was one of the initial investors in Facebook.

Click here to read more.
10 Steps To Improve Entrepreneurship Education
From an article by William Aulet, Senior Lecturer at MIT
and Fiona Murray, Associate Professor at MIT
Huffington Post:   October 8, 2010

Entrepreneurs and educators agree on two fundamental points. The first is so obvious that it hardly bears repeating but let's restate it anyway: entrepreneurship is very, very important. Entrepreneurs are the critical driver of job creation and economic prosperity.

The second is equally important and often left unsaid: academic institutions can and should play a more central role in improving the quality and quantity of entrepreneurs. While many conversations we have on this topic start by someone asking whether entrepreneurship can be taught, they typically end with an impassioned discussion on how to improve entrepreneurship education in the United States and around the world.
Click here to read more.
Attention High School Seniors
NFIB Scholarships

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2011 Young Entrepreneur Awards beginning Friday, October 1, at midnight CST through December 15, 2010.  NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.  Scholarships awarded vary in amounts between $1,000 and $10,000, and one applicant will be named the NFIB Young Entrepreneur of the year.  Since 2003, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,382,000.

The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.  The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is NFIB's educational arm.