Bradford National Bank, with locations in Greenville, Highland, and Marine, has announced an exciting new program for children, ages 8 to 12. The Summer CEO program will be available to students this summer, allowing them to own and operate their own lemonade stand.
As part of the Summer CEO program, Bradford National Bank is providing students with their very own start-up kit, which includes cups, a pitcher, mixing spoon, lemonade mix, wipes, a Summer CEO apron, money bag, posters, and start-up money.
Jeff Hasenmyer, who is helping manage the Summer CEO program, said, “As part of our financial literacy programming here at Bradford National Bank, we thought it would be fun to allow students to start and run their own business. It will give them real-world experience in managing money and allow them to do something positive that will hopefully turn a profit for them.”
“We have tried to make the process as simple as possible for the youth,” said Kelsey Kendall, who is also part of the program team. “We provide everything the students need to start up the business and will even provide one on one attention to answer any questions they may have.”
The Summer CEO program will officially kick-off the first week of June and run through the end of July. Participants in the program can choose the dates and locations they are open. Students interested in the Summer CEO program can pick up an application at the main bank in Greenville, located at 100 E. College. Applications must be signed by both the student and parent or legal guardian.
“We are providing the materials to be successful,” Hasenmyer said. “The rest is up to the students.”
Summer CEO kits are limited, so students interested in the program should pick-up and return their applications as soon as possible.